A Brave New World - Chapter 2Chapter 2: On the Road Again"So...were there more of you? Before you found us?" I asked, gazing absently into the dim firelight. Night had fallen pretty quickly over the campsite. Ben and Clem were sleeping in one of the tents, Billy in the other; I stayed outside with Felicia as she took the first watch."Nope, just me and Billy. We've been moving from city to city for the past month and a half."I nodded in response, my curiosity growing. "Are you two...?"She frowned at me, then let out a laugh. "Oh, goodness, no! He's...not my type. What about you?"I crinkled my nose, feeling my heart sink again. "Yeah...t-there were more of us. We came to Savannah looking for a boat, and we found one, but..." I hid my face in my hands."I'm sorry. I didn't mean to--""No, no, it's okay," I said, sniffling. I went on to explain the rest of our ordeal; what Ben had done at the motor inn and his suicide attempt at Crawford, Clem's kidnapping and the boat being stolen when we went to
That Survivor Thing - Chapter 7Chapter 7: Truth and Consequences The next day, Lee and Kenny made a run into the city, back to the drugstore to look for any supplies we may have overlooked when we were staying there. Ben was landed with another watch shift, Clem was sitting at her makeshift desk made out of a cardboard box and a few planks of wood, Duck was wandering about the parking lot searching for something even remotely entertaining while Katjaa kept an eye on him from the sofa, and I was helping Doug with the wall."So...how're you holding up?" Doug asked finally. I glanced at him and shrugged."Okay."He gave a little nod. "Good. That's... good." He took a breath. "How's Ben?"I raised an eyebrow. "I'm...not sure. He seems well enough. Why are you asking me about him?"He shrugged. "I was just wondering. You two seem to be getting really close."Close...? "Close... how?"He let out a soft chuckle. "You...seem to like him, and he seems to like you too."I blinked, a bit
That Survivor Thing - Chapter 6Chapter 6: Calm Before the StormKenny walked ahead of us, tilting his head. "It sounds like a car...""Oh God, not more strangers..." muttered Ben. Kneeling down, Lee moved ahead of us, calling out to supposedly whoever the car belonged to before inching closer to it. It was a station wagon, with its lights still on and the motor still running. It didn't look like there was anybody occupying it...Lee crept over to the front seat, reaching inside and turning the car off. It was a wonder that the keys were still inside it. Kenny went to check behind the car, and his eyes went wide. "Oh, crap! Baby, you gotta see this!" We all huddled behind him, and exchanged whoops and gasps of surprise. There was a crap load of food and other supplies just sitting in the trunk."This food could save all of us...!" Katjaa breathed, marveling at the sight. "Not all of us..." Lilly said curtly; her bloodstained face and clothes served as a grim reminder.
That Survivor Thing - Chapter 5Chapter 5: Back to Square One"Just go," Lilly told Lee. "I'll keep Clementine and Iris safe."Lee looked at me and Clem worriedly, then ran out of the barn. I really didn't want to be in here anymore. It had fallen dead silent, save for the pouring rain. Clementine kept her back turned to Danny's corpse the whole time. We all just stood there, immobile, uncertain. But then, something caught my eye.A thin, slightly faint red line was blinking in the distance. The hell...? I walked forward slowly, Lilly hissing at me under her shaky breaths. "Iris! Stay put! We don't know what's out there!""I see something!"I crept further out and exited the barn, following the light to its source."Doug!" I cried out, and he immediately shushed me. Huddled next to him was Ben."Iris! Christ, what happened to you?!" I realized I was still partly covered in Larry's blood. "It's not mine...Lilly's dad is dead..." I could