It was pretty big.
Jesus " most of the rooms have been converted to living spaces. Even the ones that weren't bedrooms."
Dad " people live here and in the trailers?"
Jesus nodded " we plan to build. There's babies being born."
The door next to us opened and a man stood there " Jesus . you're back. With guests."
Jesus " everyone, this is Gregory. He keeps the trains running on time around here. "
Gregory nodded" I'm the boss."
Dad completely unimpressed "well, I'm Rick. We have a community-"
Gregory eyed us " Why don't y'all go get cleaned up, mhmm?"
I raised an eyebrow at him.
Dad nodded " We're fine."
Gregory ignored him" Jesus will show you where you can get washed up. Then come back down here when you're ready. It's hard to keep this place clean."
Dad " yeah. Sure."
Jesus rolled his eyes "follow me."
We followed him.
Dad whispered to me " you clean up first. You talk to him"
I raised an eyebrow confused "Why me?"
Dad " I shouldn't. And you gotta start doing these things. "
We walked upstairs.
I looked at the door. I was standing in front of the door of Gregory's office.
I knocked and walked inside.
Gregory " Julia, right?"
I bit back my attitude " Kendall."
Gregory " That's pretty close."
I shook my head " not really"
Gregory " come on in. Let's chat"
He sat down in front of me "Jesus told me your group saved Dr.Carson. obviously, a doctor's a rare commodity today, so I want to thank you for bringing ours back."
Me" my boyfriend saved him."
Gregory nodded " I'll be sure to thank him,too."
Me " What you have here I'm this place, was it here since the start?"
Gregory nodded " yes, it was. "
I pretended to be fascinated " and how....how is it....how have you survived here?"
Gregory " you're looking at how. I'm good at this. And I don't get hung up on the details. Where you live, is it as nice as Hilltop Colony?"
Me " It's just different"
Gregory " how do you feed everyone?. Jesus said you had land of gardens, but no crops."
Me " we just started planting."
Gregory " planting what?"
Me " cucumbers, tomatoes..the usual stuff. "
Gregory " oh, crops...soy, corn, hemp, sorghum."
i nodded " garden stuff"
Gregory " but you have guns, so I assume you have a decent weapons cache."
i nodded" It's decent "
Gregory " and your infirmary, is it stocked?"
i raised an eyebrow " Is yours?. We came here hoping to talk a trade. Do you have enough here for that?"
Gregory nodded " you see what I have here. You see what I've built. Jesus said your food situation was challenged right now. You don't keep people fed, it comes apart. Let's speak the common tongue here , huh?. You don't have shit. Now, I'm happy to help. I'm a nice guy. But we can't just give things away for free. How's this?. Since you can't offer much, I'll let your people work here for their share. You'd be a welcome addition to the community, a smart and beautiful woman. Getting back to that common tongue, I can make it worth your while."
I was holding back.
Me " Let me stop you right there"
Gregory " listen, honey."
Me " no no no no no, stop with the pet names because i am not interested in guys twice my age and i am 1000000% taken. You don't have any ammunition."
Gregory asked surprised" who said that?"
Me " And you're low on medication. You need things. We need things."
Gregory asked amused " what, are you gonna give us a bottle of aspirin and a box of bullets?"
Me " our communities can help each other."
He stood up " thank you, Julia. Been a good talk."
I stood up.
He sat down behind his desk.
I walked to the desk and put my hands on the table " we can help each other. "
Gregory " We're doing fine"
Me " but for how long? Your people are standing on the wall with Spears. Guns beat Spears. "
Gregory raised an eyebrow " are you threatening us?"
I shook my head " I'm trying to make a deal here. "
Gregory eyed me with a little smirk " we could need someone like you. you have that fire in you"
I took a deep breath, holding myself back from choking him and faked a smile " it's your choice. Your people"
Then I walked out and slammed the door shut. I was fuming. The group was standing in font of the room on the chairs. They all looked at me.
Dad " and ?"
I growled at him.
Maggie asked worried " what happened in there?"
I looked at Dad " well, first it was cool but then he started talking me into staying here and that he was gonna make my time here worth it. fucking asshole"
Daryl growled " son of a bitch did what?"
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Love In Hell (D.D.)Fanfiction
Kendall Grimes. It was on her 21th birthday when she found out that her Dad was put in a coma. She's Carl's big sister. You can tell on her age that she was a teenage birth. World went to shit and she thought she had to go through it without her D...