Part 73 - Decisions

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"Gareth there's more walkers around here then we thought" a voice shouted from behind the tent, Gareth let put an insatiable growl before walking off into the dark "Alex! Watch them!" Alex nodded and grabbed my arm pushing me don't on to the floor next to rick. "Asshole" I mumbled. Rick laced his hand with mine and gave it a squeeze, we were going to be here for a while.

Soon we began to hear shots in the distance, the sound rolling around the woods like thunder during a storm. It must have been about 30 minutes before they stopped and all fell silent.

"Rick, we need to talk" I told Rick, looking towards him a bit unsure of how I was going to tell him. "What's wrong?" He questioned, placing a hand on my shoulder. "I don't know how to tell you so I'm just going to come out with it... I think we should get rid of this baby" I replied, pointing down to my stomach before I cuddled my body and stared at a spot on the floor. Rick pulled his hand away and moved his body away from me slightly. "What do you mean get rid of it?" Rick retorted, his deep blue eyes boring into mine, staring at me in astonishment at what I had just stated. "How are we supposed to look after this baby, we can barely look after ourselves let alone Carl and Judith, how in God's name are we supposed to bring another baby in to this world to live a short and cruel life?? I couldn't bring myself to watch my child to go through something like that" I retorted, Rick glanced away, as though he was thinking back to a past memory, his eyes widened and looked back at me. "We did it together... with Judith and Carl, why can't we do it with this baby? What are you so scared of?!" His voice began to get louder and he spoke. "Ending up like Lori!...." I began, my breathing began to get deeper and more frequent. "I don't want to go how Lori went, that's what I'm scared of" I cuddled my body, drawing my arms in closer than before. A single tear slipped down my cheek, "If I died in child birth, I'd be abandoning my whole family" Rick walked up to me and wrapped his arms around me. "It won't happen like that" "Or what if we're still with these people when I do eventually give birth, what if they take the baby away from us?" I questioned, not believing what Rick had just told me. "It won't happen like that... I promise" he  promised, pulling my deeper into his arms before placing his face into the nook of my neck.

"Okay, we've had a couple of... hiccups the last few hours" Gareth broke the moment down which caused everyone to look at him. "We've lost a few good people... But, some people thought it would be a clever idea to run, well let me tell you that it was a stupid fucking idea" Gareth expressed, pacing up and down as he said this, his chest became bigger and broader than before, showing his dominance. He charged over to a big oak tree by the tent that had be put up, his strides became more unevenly spaced as he approached the tree, he went out of sight for a moment. A muffled scream could be heard, I didn't really know what it was before Gareth came back in my range of sight with a person. The man had a bag over his head and I assume he was gagged by his muffled scream. I glanced around to see that everyone in my group, my family were accounted for, who was it? Gareth threw the cowering man to the ground so he was on his knees. "Anyone who decides to run again?" He paused, and slowly slid his bowie knife from his belt and guided the blade from one end of the bound mans neck to the other, without any effort, like a knife through butter. The mans cries stopped instantly as he fell to the ground and blood began to surround his body. "As you were" Gareth walked away without an ounce of anything in his conscience, I even think he had a slight smirk on his face. I was speechless, my mouth was a gaping hole as I stared at the lifeless corpse that was once a human being.

As Gareth walked away, I glared down at a spot at the floor to see a rock, this rock had a flat sharp edge. Perfect for cutting or slicing. I bent down and picked it up, putting it in my pocket in case I needed it. "We have to get away from this, all of us" I stated, still staring at the corpse, "I was thinking the exact same thing" Rick replied before getting up and slinking off into the darkness without a warning.

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