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The Walking Dead: Noah's Story Part 10

J Shepard September 21, 2012 User blog:J Shepard

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Hey Guys :D ! I know its been a LONG time since the last part of Noah's Story was posted, but the good news is it's finally done and up now. I'm just as happy as you are to finally have it up. I hope you like it, and I hope you like the newest addition to the group: Sara! And, as always, here is the text guide and disclaimer:

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And remember, I DON'T own the rights to ANYTHING, this is purely a fan-made storyline and is not to be considered anything but that. All rights belong to the creators of the Walking dead, the directors, and all the rights owners to the Walking Dead. Any credit for any parts of the series should go to these people and not to me, I'm just a fan that wanted to share my spin on an already flawless story. And dialog similar and exact to the show and/or comic series is not meant as copyright fraud but just so the scene is set in the same manner as the original. If you haven't read the blog that introduces this story please read it first. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy it!



The Walking Dead Noah’s Story:

Part 10

by

Jay Mills

Flash Back: Outside Atlanta

[At this time, we see the flashback between Shane and Lori occurs. After the flash back ends, we then see a view outside showing the house. It is very early in the morning, it’s not dark outside, but the sun is just starting to rise. We then cut to inside the house to show Lori and Rick sleeping with Carl. Then, we cut to the room showing Laura and Ali sharing a room with Carol and Sophia, all are asleep. We then cut to show that most of the other men (Glenn, T-Dog, Jimmy, Sam and Jonah) are sleeping in the living room either on the couch or in a chair. We then go upstairs to see Maggie and Beth sharing a room, and across the hall we see Cora and Patricia sharing a room, which is next to Hershel’s room. We then finally reach the room where Shane and Noah are sleeping in. They both have their own beds. Shane is sound asleep, and we then cut over to Noah. He starts to stir and wakes up, and then sits up on the side of the bed. He rubs his eyes and then slowly stands up. He walks to the window and sees that it is still very early]

Hershel’s Farm

Noah

*He looks out and sees that there are no walkers around, he sighs in somewhat of a relief* Well, at least it’s still quiet. *He then looks down towards the bottom of the house and then sees Daryl leaving and going towards the horse stables* *Confused* Daryl? *He then leaves the room, doing his best to not wake anyone in the house up. We then see him walk out the front door and down the steps. He looks over to the stables and sees Daryl getting the horse ready to ride. He then rushes over* Daryl? *Daryl looks over to him*

Daryl

Hey Noah, whatcha doing up this early?

Noah

I could be asking you the same thing. *Walks over closer to Daryl*

Daryl

Oh nothing just thought I’d get a bit of hunting done. Thought it wouldn’t hurt to have some spare food.

Noah

But you’re going by yourself?

Daryl

Why not?

Noah

I’m just saying it never hurts to have back up.

Daryl

*Chuckles slightly* No offenses, but I hunt better alone. Besides, I really don’t need any help.

Noah

*Daryl starts getting ready to leave. Noah doesn’t want to Daryl to go alone, but he knows that once Daryl sets his mind, there’s no changing it. He goes over and brushes at the horses face* Be careful with this one Nelly, he’s a handful.

Daryl

Just relax Noah, you worry too much. *He mounts Nelly* If anyone asks, I’ll be back around midday.

Noah

*Noah nods, then he pops up* Daryl... be careful, okay?

Daryl

*Smirks* Fine, Fine. *He then makes Nelly run forward, and they run on into the woods*

[Noah looks on and has a look of worry on his face, but he just sighs and walks back on to the house. On his way back to the house, he looks over at the barn and notices it’s been boarded. He now just realizes this for the first time, and he has a look of worry and curiosity on his face. He decides to walk over and examine the barn. He gets just a short bit past the front steps of the house when Rick comes out of the house. He looks tired, and obviously didn’t plan waking up this early. He apparently heard Daryl ride off on Nelly and woke up. He sees Noah walking over to the barn and calls out to him]

Rick

*A little groggy from sleep* Noah? *Noah is startled a little by this, but sighs when he sees it’s just Rick* What are you doing up this early?

Noah

*He looks back at the barn, but then just lets it go* Um, *He turns back to Rick and slightly smiles, and walks back towards Rick* I just seem to be having trouble staying asleep, you know?

Rick

*Noah reaches the top of the steps and they share a smile* Where’s Daryl? I didn’t see him in the living room.

Noah

He said that he wanted to get some hunting done, and that he’d back by around midday.

Rick

*Looks out to the woods* Well, Daryl can handle himself. If he says he’ll back, he’ll be back.

Noah

Yeah, I guess you’re right.

[They head back into the house and return to their rooms. We then fade into a later time (around 10:00 A.M.). Everyone has woken up and they’re doing their duties for the day. Carol, Lori, and Laura are outside hanging the laundry. Ali is on the front porch with Sophia and Beth. Maggie, Glenn, Jimmy, Jonah and T-Dog are helping with different things around the farm house. Andrea and Dale are near the R.V. checking and taking stock of their remaining supplies. We then look over and see Rick and Shane are on watch]

Rick

*Shane then looks over and sees Noah come outside of the house. Noah had been watching Carl all morning alongside Patricia (who is in the house with Hershel). Noah then goes over and sits with Ali, Sophia and Beth, who still appears to be shy around the group* Worried about Noah?

Shane

*Shane darts his eyes back at Rick who looks at him. He then turns his head back around* Yeah, I think that it’s all starting to get to him. I mean I know that kid like the back of my hand, man. But lately, *sighs* I don’t know.

Rick

Well, I think the thing that’s really bothering him is Jerry. *Shane looks over to Rick*

Shane

*A look of pointlessness crosses his face* I don’t think he should be worrying himself about that.

Rick

Why do you say that?

Shane

*Sighs* Don’t get me wrong, I would like nothing more than to know he’s okay... but let’s be honest Rick; The odds of him still being alive are slim to none.

Rick

*Somewhat confused hearing this, he doesn’t understand why Shane would say that* So what, you’re saying he should just give up hope?

Shane

*Getting agitated* I’m saying he needs to quit thinking like that before he gets hurt. You know Noah; he’s always been a very emotional kid. I don’t know if he could handle going through something like that. *He looks down with a depressed look on his face* I’m just saying Rick; There’s a difference between “hope” and “false hope”.

Rick

*Understands what Shane is saying, but still doesn’t understand why he’s being so grim* I understand what you’re saying Shane I do, but that boy has a lot going on with him right now. Having hope in something, whether he believes it’s real or not, is what I think is helping him get through this.

Shane

*Sighs in frustration, but he lets it go* Whatever you say man.

[We then cut over to Carol, Lori, and Laura who are hanging up the laundry]

Carol

*Carol looks over to Laura* Hey, Laura, can I ask you something?

Laura

I guess. What is it?

Carol

*A small pause occurs* Well I know it may be uncomfortable for you to talk about it, and if it is just say so, but... What was your husband like? *Laura stops for a second, and a look of sadness crosses her face. Lori looks over to her, knowing that it hurts her to think about it* I’m sorry, I shouldn’t--

Laura

*She turns around and slightly smiles* No, it’s okay. I just realized that I’ve never talked about him. *Goes over to the laundry basket and takes something out*

Lori

Laura, if you don’t wanna talk about him then you don’t--

Laura

*She smiles slightly* No Lori, it’s okay. I mean who knows? Maybe talking about him will make me feel better. *Lori stops and looks at Laura with an understanding look. She can relate to how she feels somewhat* Well, I first met Jerry through a benefit at the hospital I was working at back then. A friend of mine introduced us and, well we just clicked. After that we started dating for a few years... and then one night when I came home from work he was right there when I opened the door, down on one knee and proposed. *Carol and Lori smile* Then we got married, and not long after that I got pregnant. Jerry was so excited when he found out we were having a boy; it’s all he could talk about. Then I had Noah... *She has a warm smile on her face* and that was the first time I saw Jerry cry, *looks over to the girls* tears of joy of course. *They share a smile and a slight laugh* Two years later I had Ali, and once again we felt like the luckiest people in the world. I was worried that they wouldn’t get along at first, but those two formed a strong bond right from the beginning. *Her demeanor changes to a somewhat sadder look* Then, about eight years later, Jerry became the Chief of Police of King County. That was also around the time I was... offered that job I told you all about. Luckily, Jerry had met Rick and Shane while he was training them, and Rick was also our neighbor. We ended up having to ask him and Lori if they could help watch Noah and Ali since we were always working. And eventually, Noah ended up living with Shane a good bit. To be honest though, I was concerned about that.

Carol

Why?

Laura

*Looks over to Lori, knowing she understands* don’t get me wrong, Shane’s a great man. But, he’s also very...“Intimate” with women. *A look of understanding crosses Carol’s face* I was worried that that may have an effect on Noah, but Shane was very respectable about. *She smiles* I mean he still did it, *They share a laugh* but he did it respectably. *She starts reminiscing about Jerry* They both remind me so much of him, but Noah? *She looks back towards Noah* He is just like his father. Jerry was always a stubborn man, always thinking that he knew how to handle things and no one could convince him otherwise. *Her eyes start to water a little, and her voice slightly trembles* But...he was also a very kind, loving man. Always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, and always did his best to help everyone he could. *She wipes at her eyes, not letting herself cry. She knows she needs to stay strong for her children* I miss him so much.

Lori

*Lori walks over and puts her arm around Laura, comforting her* So do I. *Laura looks at Lori with a thankful smile*And there’s no need to be saying “was” yet. Who knows, maybe he’s out there somewhere looking for you three.

Laura

Thanks Lori, but I’m not fooling myself of the possibilities. All I can do right now is pray he’s okay.

Carol

*Walks over and grabs one of Laura’s hands, showing her support* I’ll keep him in my prayers too.

Laura

*Holds Carol’s hand firmly in appreciation* Thanks Carol.

[At this time we then see Cora walk out of the house and past Noah, Ali and the others, giving them all a look. She then looks out to Shane and her eyebrow rises with a smile crossing her face. She starts walking down the steps, but Noah gets her attention]

Noah

You can’t just take “no” for an answer can you?

Cora

*A look of annoyance crosses her face and she turns around* Excuse me, but I don’t remember speaking to you.

Noah

No, but I remember Shane shutting you down every time you’ve made a pass.

Cora

*Smirks* Trust me; I know when someone is interested in me.

Ali

*Perks up* Why don’t you go and make friends with Sam, you two seem perfect for each other.

Cora

*She walks back up the steps and takes this opportunity to strike a low blow at Ali* Oh believe me I would, but something tells me that I’m not his *Looks directly at Ali* type. *Ali looks somewhat shocked, realizing that somehow Cora knows about Sam’s interest in her* *Cora then looks over to Noah* And you, I’m getting really tired of you.

Noah

*Noah motions for Sophia and the other girls to leave, and they all do so. We see Sophia run over to her mother, with Ali and Beth right behind her* I don’t know what your problem is Cora, but all you’ve done since we’ve shown up is throw yourself at Shane. So, if you could enlighten me as to why I’d appreciate it.

Cora

Why? *huffs a laugh* Isn’t it obvious? *She gets in close* Because I know he could keep me alive through this. *Noah looks somewhat shocked* In case you haven’t figured it out yet Noah, the world is coming to an end and only the strong are gonna survive all this. So the way I see it, if I’m among the strong I’ll survive as well. And I’ll do whatever it takes to do that, *A menacing, somewhat evil look crosses her face* And no one is gonna get in my way, especially not some little shit like you. *Noah starts to become angered, but before he can say anything Jonah shows up*

Jonah

Excuse me? *They both look at Jonah* Is something going on here?

Noah

*Looks back at Cora, who looks at him smugly* No, everything’s fine.

Cora

*She beams a smile, showing that she feels she’s won* Now, if you’ll excuse me, *She turns to go down the steps* I think I’m--

Jonah

*Steps in front of Cora and puts his hand up* I don’t think you should be bothering Shane right now Cora. *Cora gives Jonah a look* Rick and Shane are probably planning on what our group should do next, and they really shouldn’t be bothered.

Cora

*Tries to move around Jonah* I don’t plan on being a bother Jonah--

Jonah

*He now takes on a more serious stance and tone* And I don’t think you heard me the first time, you really shouldn’t bother either of them. And for your sake I hope you never do.

Cora

*She again shows her true colors when she closes in to Jonah and an angry look crosses her face* Is that a threat?

Jonah

It’s a warning, and I suggest you heed it.

[Cora purses her lips and huffs in anger, she then proceeds to walk on passed Jonah, over to where some of the others are working* *Noah sighs a breath of relief, he was worried things we gonna get ugly]

Noah

*Smiles at Jonah* Thanks Jonah.

Jonah

Don’t mention it.

[Jonah walks into the house and Noah then looks out towards where he last saw Daryl. He frowns in worry and walks back into the house]

Dale'

*We then cut over to Dale and Andrea, who are checking on the equipment. Dale looks up and notices Andrea hasn’t said a word for a very long time* You okay Andrea?

Andrea

*Andrea looks up; apparently she was in her own world at the moment. She then looks back down and returns to what she was doing* Yeah, just... on second thought no I’m not. I don’t get it Dale, what’s the point of having all these guns if the rest of us don’t know how to use them?

Dale

*Sighs* Well, as much as I would love knowing everyone can protect themselves I have to agree with the others; We can’t risk someone jumping the gun, literally, go trigger happy and bring a whole herd down on us.

Andrea

*She obviously looks pissed off hearing this* Maybe I’m just tired of feeling helpless. Maybe I’m tired of having to be protected all the time.

Dale

*He reaches out his hand and places it on the box she was stocking supplies in* I understand Andrea, I really do. Nothing would make me feel better than knowing you could stay safe through all this. But until Hershel feels he can trust us, all we can do is follow along and try not to mess things up, okay?

Andrea

*She lowers her head and then sighs. She then looks back up to Dale* Okay.

The Woods

[After this happens, we then cut to show Daryl riding through the woods on Nelly. He then stops we he hears a crack within the woods. He gets off of Nelly and takes out his crossbow. We then see that the crack came from a hare not too far away. A smile crosses Daryl’s face and he aims at the hare. A short silence occurs and then Daryl pulls the crossbow’s trigger, but the arrow misses the hare, due to its apparent noticing of Daryl before being shot]

Daryl

*He becomes stressed and angered* Son of a bitch! I almost had the damn thing too. *He then walks over to retrieve the arrow* Well there’s gotta be more where it came- *He then notices a small shiny object underneath the tree near where the arrow landed* -from. *He walks over and picks it up. It is covered in dirt and he can’t make out what it is, so he rubs away at it. He then sees that it’s a small sheriff’s badge, and he is able to make out the words “Chief of Police” on the top part of it* *A look of surprise crosses Daryl’s face* Well I’ll be damned.

[Daryl starts to rub at the bottom part, but then he thinks he hears something, so he decides to wait. He then proceeds to put the badge in his shirt pocket(though it’s slightly peeking out of the pocket enough to notice), thinking he should take it back and show it to the group. He then returns back to Nelly, mounts the horse and rides off. However, we then see Nelly run into a snake in the path. She freaks out and veers off the track slightly. Daryl tries to calm her down, but she rears back and flings him off, which sends him tumbling down a cliff and stopping near the stream, being knocked out in the process. We then see Nelly run off]

Hershel’s Farm

[At this time, we see that Carol is sitting in one of the chairs where Rick and Shane were keeping watch. It’s around the time Daryl said he would be back, but he hasn’t shown up. We then see Lori come over to check on her]

Lori

Any sign of him yet?

Carol

*Said in a sad tone* No. Its midday and he said he would be back by now. *She looks over the trees* I hope he’s okay.

Lori

*She smiles, and puts her hand on Carol’s shoulder* Of course he is, if there’s one thing Daryl can do; it’s take care of himself.

[Carol smiles and nods her head. Lori then starts walking back towards the house, when she gets stopped by Glenn]

Glenn

Uh, Lori can I talk to you for a second?

Lori

*Confused at first, but then thinks it may have something to do with the pregnancy test* Depends.

Glenn

*Feels awkward asking* Um, how did it turn out? *Lori looks down with a sad look* Oh. *There’s a short pause* Well, anyways I think you should tell Rick. *Lori snaps up and looks at Glenn* You know, before you make any kind of decisions.

Lori

*Somewhat upset to hear this, but she just nods her head to Glenn. Before Glenn walks off Lori calls out to him* Glenn? *Glenn turns around* *Said in a hushed, thankful tone* Thanks.

[At this moment we see Ali leave the house (She was helping Patricia with some stuff). She walks down the steps and begins walking towards the R.V. to tell Rick how Carl’s doing, when the barn catches her eye. She then notices, like Noah, that the barn doors are boarded up. She then becomes curious and decides to check it out. She looks back to the others and sees that there all busy and don’t notice her. She then makes her way over to the barn. As she approaches she looks at the lock, and becomes even more curious]

Ali

*As she approaches the barn, she notices the lock on the door* Why would they lock up the barn?

[She then goes and takes the lock in her hand and examines it. Suddenly, Ali jumps when she thinks she hears something coming from inside the barn. Curious, she places her head next to the door and listens. She can’t make it out, but it sounds like... breathing? We then cut to where we see from someone’s point of view coming from behind Ali. We then cut back to Ali and we see she has closed her eyes to try and hear the sound better. Suddenly a hand grabs Ali’s shoulder and whirls her around. She almost screams, but then she can see it’s just... Sam.]

Sam

*Looking at her smugly* Didn’t your parents tell you it’s not polite to snoop around?

Ali

*Somewhat scared to see it’s Sam, but she doesn’t want to show it. She perks back up in defiance* Didn’t yours teach you it’s not polite to scare people... or stalk them?

Sam

*Laughs somewhat sarcastically* Feisty until the end I see. *He leans in and gets close* That’s such a turn on.

Ali

*That was the last straw, and she pushes him away* Okay, apparently I’ve not been clear enough for you so I’m gonna say it one last time: There is no way in HELL that I will ever do ANYTHING with you.

Sam

*He becomes enraged by this. As Ali starts to walk away, he turns and grabs her wrist very forcefully. Ali whences, it feels like her wrist is being crushed* *Said in an angry whisper* And apparently I haven’t been clear enough for you either bitch! When I want something, I GET it. So we can do this the easy way... *He pulls her in by her wrist, squeezing even harder* or the hard way.

Andrea

Hey! *Sam and Ali look over to see that Dale and Andrea caught what was going on and came over, everyone else hasn’t noticed anything yet* What are you doing?

Sam

It’s really none of your business blondie.

Dale

*Said in a stern voice* Young man, I wouldn’t talk to her like that if I were you. You may not consider us a threat, but some of us won’t be very happy if they heard about what we just saw.

Sam

*A look of rage and frustration crosses his face. He looks back at Ali and pulls her in close* Sooner or later, I’ll get what I want.

[Sam then releases his grip on Ali and walks off. Ali stands there somewhat dazed and shocked at what just happened. Andrea and Dale hurry over to her]

Andrea

*Puts her hand on her shoulder and looks at Ali with concern* Ali, you okay?

Ali

*Still in a state of shock, but she snaps out of it. She then pops up* Please... don’t tell anyone about this.

Andrea

What!? You expect us to just ignore what just happened.

Ali

*She crosses her arm over to hold her other arm* Andrea please, everyone’s already got enough to worry about. I don’t wanna add on to it.

Andrea

*Turning into something of a big sister* Ali, if we hadn’t come over when we did, who knows what could’ve happened.

Ali

*Her eyes start to water* Andrea, please...

Dale

*Comes over and stands next to them* I hate to say it, but Ali’s right Andrea. *Andrea looks shocked to hear this* About worrying everyone. Right now we’re all on edge, and if we told everyone about this, we may start thinking we can’t trust anyone... including each other.

Andrea

*She still doesn’t look happy, but she accepts this* Fine, *looks back at Ali* But if he tries to touch you again, you need to tell all of us...because if you don’t he may--

Ali

I know Andrea... *she looks down and sighs, and looks back up trying to smile* thanks for helping me, both of you.

Dale

No problem. Well Andrea it’s about time for you to take watch, think you can do it without shooting your “new friend”?

Andrea

*A sly smile crosses her face* No promises.

Ali

*Looks at Andrea* Can I come with you? I... I don’t wanna be alone right now.

Andrea

*She slightly smiles and puts out her arm to Ali* Sure.

[We then see Andrea, Ali and Dale walk back to the R.V. The event’s that transpire between Glenn and Dale then take place. We then cut back to the woods to show Daryl having his hallucination. Instead of Merle taunting him about Sophia, he instead taunts him about looking for Noah’s father and letting him be ordered around by a kid. After these events occur, we then cut back to the farm]

Hershel’s Farm

[We then cut to show Laura and Lori are both working on the last bit of Laundry. Noah and Rick are now on watch, along with Andrea and Ali who are on top of the R.V. The rest are doing different things around the farm, or are inside the house. After the events involving Daryl occur, we return to the house and see Carol, Lori, Beth, Patricia and Laura preparing dinner. Hershel and Maggie then begin their conversation. After their conversation ends, we cut back outside to Rick and Noah.]

Rick

*Notices a look of worry on Noah’s face* Something on your mind, Noah?

Noah

*Looks over to Rick* I can’t help but feel like it’s my fault Daryl’s still gone.

Rick

Why would think that?

Noah

Before he left, I asked him if he could look for anything that my dad might have dropped. He told he would try and everything, but *sighs* I don’t know it’s just been bugging me since then.

Rick

Noah, I doubt that has anything do with why Daryl’s late. You know, you need to quit blaming yourself for every misfortune we go through. *Noah looks down sadly* Noah look at me, look at me! *Noah looks up* *Enunciates* It’s not your fault; none of this is your fault, okay?

Noah

*Sighs* I know Rick, I just... I don’t know it’s just hard.

Rick

*Pats Noah on the shoulder* I know.

Ali

*She looks out to the field and a look of fear crosses her face* A-Andrea?

Andrea

*Looks out to the field and sees a “walker”* *Yells out to the group* WALKER! WALKER!!!

[Everyone else stops what they’re doing and looks out to the field and see’s the “walker”. Noah and Rick jump from they’re chairs. Noah looks as close as he can at the approaching figure and he thinks he sees...Daryl?]

Noah

Wait, *takes a few steps forward* I think-I think that’s Daryl!

Rick

*Shocked* What?

Andrea

*Preps her rifle* I got a clear shot!

Rick

No Andrea, no shooting!

Shane

*Walking towards the field with somewhat of a limp, with a shovel in his hand* Come on boys, let’s take care of this.

Noah

Wait Shane, I think that’s Daryl!

Shane

Well, let’s find out shall we? *Limps on*

[This upsets Noah and Rick somewhat, but they rush on ahead, followed by Glenn, T-Dog, and Jonah. At this time, we then see Andrea think for a second, then prep her rifle to fire.]

Ali

Andrea!?

Dale

*Hears Ali and looks up to see Andrea* Andrea don’t!

Andrea

*Said to both Ali and Dale* Back off, I got this!

[Ali is shocked at this. She proceeds to leave the R.V. roof, and goes and stands near Dale. They then both look on to the field. We then see the guys running towards the “walker”, with Rick and Noah at the front. As they approach they then can tell that it is Daryl.]

Noah

*Excited* See, I told you it was Daryl. *Shouts to Daryl* Daryl!

[Even though they can tell it’s Daryl, they then he see he is covered and filled and blood and they then assume he’s a walker. Rick stops Noah and then Rick pulls out his pistol. The others also ready themselves.]

Daryl

*As he approaches the others* *Still somewhat pissed* Well, I’m beginning to think you guys aren’t happy to see me. *They all breathe a sigh of relief* You know that’s the third time you’ve pointed that gun at me, when are you gonna actually pull the trigger--

[Suddenly, a shot rings out and Daryl falls to the ground. Noah rushes forward and Rick turns around and screams back “No”. We then see Andrea who at first was proud of herself, until she hears Rick screaming to stop. Then a look of worry crosses her face. We then see Noah checking on Daryl, and see’s that he was only grazed on the head. Rick and Jonah run over and help Daryl to his feet.]

Daryl

*Stunned* I wasn’t serious.

[They all then begin to walk back to the house. At this time the badge falls out of Daryl’s pocket and Noah sees it. He then goes over and picks it up. He looks closely at it, and a look of shock crosses his face when he realizes what it is]

Noah

*Said in a shocked whisper* Oh my God!

Shane

*Calls out to Noah* Noah, come on!

[Noah then slips the badge in his pocket and runs to catch up with the others. At this time, Ali, Andrea, and Dale appear running towards the others.]

Andrea

*Crying and afraid* Oh my God! Is he dead!? Please tell me he’s not dead!

Rick

No you just grazed him.

[We see Maggie, Laura, and Carol run towards the group. Hershel looks on, with a worried and somewhat angry look.]

Hershel’s Farm: Hershel’s Room

[Rick, Shane, Noah, Daryl, Laura and Hershel are all in Hershel’s room. Hershel and Laura are fixing up Daryl’s wounds.]

Daryl

I is I was riding on the horse when it got spooked by a snake, next thing I know I’m rolling down a hill into a creek.

Hershel

And what happened to my horse?

Daryl

If she knew what was good for her she ran as far as way from here as possible.

Hershel

That was Nelly, or as we like to call her, “Nervous Nelly”. If you’d had asked me I would’ve told you she’d buck you off. *Said to Rick* It’s hard to believe you all have managed to survive on your own this long.

Noah

*Interrupts the conversation* I’m sorry Hershel, but that’s not important right now. *Everyone looks confused at Noah* *Goes over to Daryl* Daryl, *Pulls out the badge* where did you find this?

Daryl

Out in the woods, why?

Rick

What is it Noah?

Noah

Look. *Shows the badge to Rick and Shane and they both then have a look disbelief on their faces* It’s my fathers.

Laura

What!? *She rushes over and looks at the badge, and she recognizes it immediately* It is, this is Jerry’s police badge!

Noah

*Turns back to Daryl, with a serious expression and tone in his voice* Which is why I’m asking, where did you find it?

Shane

Whoa, whoa, why did you wanna know?

Noah

Isn’t it obvious, I’m gonna go look for him.

Laura

What?

Rick

Wait, hold on Noah let’s not make not any rash decisions.

Noah

Daryl?

Daryl

*He pauses for a second and then sighs* About 15 miles North East, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t too far away from a road.

[Noah then quickly walks out of the room. Everyone else, except Daryl, tries to catch up to him. Noah gets to the bottom of the steps and goes outside to Dale and Andrea]

Noah

Dale, I need my pistols!

Dale

What? Why?

Shane

*Everyone else has come out to the back porch as well* Noah, what the hell do you think you’re doing.

Noah

*Said in a stern tone* I’m going to look for my father!

Ali

*Shocked* Daddy’s alive!?

Shane

We don’t know that Ali. Noah I know you want to know if he’s okay, but you can’t just expect us to go looking through the woods based on a badge that’s been out there for god knows how long.

Noah

*Frustrated* So you want me to sit here on my hands, and just ignore this? Shane, he could be out there right now hurt or starving. I need to know if he’s okay and I need to know now.

Beth

*Said to Maggie* What’s going on?

Maggie

I don’t know.

Shane

Nothing’s going on because no one is going anywhere!

Noah

I’m going, with or without any of you.

Rick

*Gets in between Noah and Shane* Everyone calm down! Let’s just talk about this for a second.

Ali

*Breaks away from her mother and goes over to Noah’s side* I’m going too!

Laura

Ali, no!

Ali

No mom, Noah’s right! I can’t just stay here knowing daddy’s out there somewhere. *Looks to Rick and Shane* He would do it for you guys, why won’t you do it for him!?

Rick

*Said in a loud firm voice* No one is going anywhere until we all calm down! *Everyone becomes silent* *Rick thinks for a second* Maggie, that road *points to the road* Daryl said he found the badge about 15 miles north east, and that he was near a road. Do you know of any stores or houses in that area?

Maggie

I think there’s a church with a parsonage next to it. We use to go there when we were younger.

Lori

What are you gonna do Rick?

Rick

*Looks to Shane* Okay, here’s what we’re gonna do: Me, Shane and Noah will sweep through the woods until we get to the spot Daryl mentioned, just in case he’s in the woods. If we don’t spot him then, we’ll make our way to the road from there, and over to the church and check it out.

Shane

So that’s it, we’re not gonna try and be realistic here!?

Rick

We all know the odds of finding him Shane, but we owe Jerry enough to do at least one sweep. If you don’t wanna come then stay here! *Shane looks somewhat pissed off, but he backs off* Hershel, can we take some of our guns with us, we won’t stand a chance otherwise. *Hershel still has an unhappy look on his face, but he nods*

Ali

I wanna go, he’s my father too!

Noah

No Ali, you stay here. I’ll feel better knowing your safe here.

Ali

Stop treating me like a child! How can I prove that I can handle myself if you keep pushing me back?

Noah

You don’t even know how to shoot Ali, what were you gonna do? *Ali becomes somewhat angry but Laura comes up behind her and places her hands on her shoulders, calming her down*

Laura

Rick, Shane? *They both look to Laura* If you find him, please bring him back safely. The same goes for my son.

Rick

Of course Laura.

Shane

You got it.

Laura

And Noah? *Noah looks to her* Be careful. *Noah nods*

[Noah looks to Shane he breaks away his stare. Rick and Noah then proceed down the steps to the R.V. to get their guns, with Shane following close behind them]

Noah

*Smiles and looks to Rick* Thanks Rick.

[Rick nods back to Noah. Shane sees this and an angry look crosses his face]

Woods

[We then cut to the woods, it’s about mid-afternoon. Noah is just a little bit ahead of Rick and Shane. Rick and Shane begin having their conversation about Shane’s past “relationships”. We cut back and forth between them and Noah, showing that he is becoming more and more annoyed by this]

Noah

*Snaps and whirls around To Rick and Shane* Hey, can you two stop talking about that for just two seconds!? I thought you would take this more seriously!

Shane

*Somewhat pissed by this* Hey, just relax, okay Noah? If he’s out here we’ll find him.

Noah

*Snaps a little* Quit saying “if”, okay Shane!? There’s no “if” he is out here and I am going to find him, whether you help or not.

Shane

*Taken back by this* *Very pissed off* Excuse me?

Rick

*In a calm, quiet voice* Alright you two let’s just calm down--

Shane

*Cuts Rick off and approaches Noah* No Rick, What do you mean “Whether you help or not?”

Noah

*Lets everything out* Well, you didn’t seem to care that much when we found out he was alive! And then when I decided to come out here and look for him, you were the first one against it!

Shane

*Becoming increasingly angry* Well excuse me for being realistic and not getting my hopes up over nothing! I just don’t it’s fair for you to expect everyone back there to stop what they’re doing, and go running through the woods just looking for someone who “might” be out here!

Noah

You say that now, but I know for damn sure that if it was something you wanted, you would be expecting them to do the same thing!

Rick

*Gets in between them* How about we stop yelling at the top of our lungs before we let every Walker in the woods know we’re here! Now both of you need to calm down and work together. *Noah and Shane look at each other, with a look of both anger and sadness* I know we’re all on edge right now, but we need to keep it together, okay?

Noah

*Noah’s anger quickly turns into a look of sadness* Okay, *Looks to Shane* I’m sorry.

Shane

*Rubs the back of his neck and sighs* Yeah, me too. I just don’t want you to build yourself up and having something happen, you know?

Noah

*Smiles slightly* I know, and I appreciate it.

Rick

*Smiles slightly and then looks to his right* I think we’re near the road Daryl mentioned. Let’s start making our way there.

[Rick goes first, with Noah looking at Shane for one last second before walking on. Shane takes a deep sigh and follows right behind Noah]

The Church & the Parsanage

[We then see Rick, Shane and Noah reach the road, and they then see that they’ve landed right next to the church Maggie mentioned. It looks abandoned and somewhat untouched. The parsonage next to it looks to be in a similar condition]

Rick

*Looks around the area* It looks clear for the moment.

Shane

Yeah, but I still don’t like it.

Noah

*Looks over to the church and stares at it for a second* I’ll check the church.

Shane

Wait, by yourself?

Noah

Won’t it be faster if we split up?

Rick

We don’t know if there are any Walkers in those buildings.

Noah

*Takes out one of his pistols and cocks it* Isn’t that why we brought these? I’ll be fine guys; I can take care of a few of them by myself.

Shane

*Sighs* I still don’t like it.

Rick

*Sighs, he then takes his survival knife and hands it to Noah* Take this. Don’t shoot unless you have to, okay

Noah

*Puts the pistol back and takes the knife* Okay.

Shane

Noah, *Noah looks over to him* don’t do anything stupid, okay?

Noah

*Smirks a little* I’ll try my best.

Rick

Okay, Shane *Shane looks to Rick* You and I will take the house, do a quick sweep and meet back up with Noah in the church.

Shane

*Nods* Got it.

Rick

Alright, let’s go.

[Rick and Shane walk on to the parsonage, with Rick and Shane sharing a look with Noah as they walk by. Noah then makes his way to the church and slowly approaches the door. He flips the knife open and then slowly opens the door. He peeks inside and doesn’t see anything. He opens the door enough to where he can fit through and then slowly closes it back, to avoid making a lot of noise. He then looks and sees that the church is filled with about eight or nine corpses (Some in the pews and some on the floor). He is shocked to see this happen in a place like this. He breaths a sad breath and closes his eyes. He then makes his way down the aisle of the church, looking over each of the corpses: making sure that none of them are his father. He then makes it to the bottom of the aisle and looks up to the altar and a sad look crosses his face. We then cut back out to Rick and Shane who slowly approach the front door of the house. Rick and Shane take cover on both sides of the door. Rick nods to Shane and Shane then opens the door and ready’s his shotgun.

Shane

*Looks around for a second* Clear.

[They then both enter the house and notice that, surprisingly, it’s in good condition]

Rick

It’s strange in a way: being back in a house, you know?

Shane

Ain’t that the truth brother.*He then looks over to the counter* Rick, look.

[They then see several bags of food and other supplies on the counter]

Shane

Whoever was here before must’ve been getting ready to hold up here.

Rick

Yeah, but I guess something happened. You check out the garage, I’ll try and get as much of this to take back with us.

Shane

Okay.

[Rick then puts his pistol back in its holster, and starts going through the bags. We then cut back to Noah in the Church. He goes up to the altar and looks at the cross hanging on the wall]

Noah

*Noah then starts talking to the cross* Hey, it’s been a while. Sorry about that, but with everything that’s been going on I don’t think you’ll hold it against me. I know that by asking this of you won’t guarantee anything, but I feel like I should still ask you. *A tear falls down his face* Please, let my father be okay God. I know that I have been selfish with my reasons for wanting him back, but I am asking you to not let that prevent us finding him. *At this time we then see some of the corpses start to move, but Noah is completely oblivious to this* Please, let him be okay, and if he *Noah’s voice breaks and his eyes start to water* If he is no longer alive, please let him be at peace. *We then see the Walkers start to approach Noah*

[We then cut back to Rick, who is finishing up searching through the bags. We then pan to an angle of a point of view behind Rick slowly approaching him. Then, we hear a gun cock and Rick freezes]

???

*A woman’s voice is heard* Turn around, slowly.

[Rick then slowly turns around, and he sees a beautiful, well-built woman with long red hair pointing a gun at his head]

???

Care to tell me where you’re taking my stuff?

Rick

I can assure you miss I--

???

Don’t tell me, if you had known it was mine you wouldn’t have taken it, right?

Rick

We don’t want any trouble.

???

*She has a stern look on her face* Put your gun on the counter. *Rick hesitates* Now.

Rick

Okay.

???

*After Rick puts his gun on the counter, the woman pops up* Wait, you said “we”? Who’s “we”?

Shane

*We then hear Shane’s shotgun cock and see the barrel pointed at the woman* That would be me.

???

*Turns her head and looks at Shane, and a smirk crosses her face as she looks back to Rick* I should’ve have figured you weren’t alone. *She then starts to lower her gun, and Shane lifts his gun up in preparation* Relax okay, I’m just putting it away. *Shane and Rick look somewhat confused* If you were really gonna kill me, you wouldn’t have just stood there would you?

Shane

*A smirk crosses Shane’s face, and he lowers his shotgun* Good point.

Sara

*Turns back to Rick* Sorry about that, I’ve just not had that many run-ins with “good people” lately. I’m Sara.

Rick

It’s alright, I understand. I’m Rick Grimes, and this is my friend Shane Walsh.

Shane

Ma’am.

Sara

*Smiles and slightly chuckles* Manners? I thought those died when all this started happening. Glad I was wrong.

Rick

Shane, why don’t you go and check on Noah. If he’s done in the church bring him back-

Sara

*She whirls around to Rick and a look of fear and shock is on her face* He’s where!?

Shane

*They then hear a loud scream come from the church* *Shane hears this and then rushes out the door* Shit!

[We then cut back to the church to see Noah is being pinned by a Walker. He then manages to push it off, and he gets back up. He then gets grabbed another Walker, who he manages to stab in the eye]

Shane

*Shane bursts through the door* Noah!

[Shane then sees a Walker standing right in front of him. Shane is shocked by this, and the Walker tries to grab at him. We then hear a gunshot ring out, and the Walker falls dead. Shane looks and sees that Sara was the one to shoot the Walker in the dead center of its head. Shane then turns back to the inside of the church. He then starts to shoot one Walker, and then shoots another. Rick and Sara make their way in, and help clear the Walkers out. Shane then notices Noah is struggling to get a Walker away from him, and rushes forward. He hits the Walker in the back of its head with the butt of his shotgun, and Noah then drives the knife into its skull. That was the last Walker, and the group then breathes a sigh of relief, except for Noah]

Noah

*Scared and frightened, Noah is still somewhat trembling* It was so dark, I-I thought they were all dead. I-I didn’t know, if you hadn’t--

Shane

*Shane pulls Noah close and tries to calm him down* Noah look at me, hey! *Noah snaps out of it and he starts to breathe* It’s okay, you’re safe now.

Sara

*Said to Rick* I’m sorry Rick, if I knew he was in here I would’ve told you guys but--

Rick

No Sara, it’s not your fault. *Walks over to Shane and Noah* You okay Noah?

Noah

*Takes a deep breath* Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Sara

What were you doing in here by yourself anyway?

Rick

*Thinks for a second, unsure if he should tell Sara about their group, but decides to tell her* We’re a part of a group living with a family on their farm. One of our group came back with a badge, a badge that belonged to Noah’s father, he also trained me an Shane when we were just rookies. We came out here seeing if we could find any kinda lead.

Noah

*Walks forward and looks at Sara* Have you seen him? Do you know where he is?

Sara

*A sad look crosses her face* No, sorry sweetie. I’ve not seeing anything but Pervs walking around here, and in town.

Rick

Pervs?

Sara

That’s just what I’ve been calling the dead people walking around. *Smiles* I kinda became accustomed to the word in my old job.

Noah

What was your job?

Sara

*Becomes somewhat embarrassed* Well, I was a um, a *tries to not say it directly* dancer.

Noah

What, like hip-hop, latin, ballet?

Sara

More along the lines of *pauses* exotic.

Shane

You were a stripper?

Sara

*Laughs* How did I know you would be the first to figure it out? Yes, I was a stripper. I worked at a club in Atlanta, and when all of this started happening I felt like I would be safer not being in a heavy populated city. Along the way I ended up taking refuge in the town nearby, before the Walkers took over most of it. I managed to find the house next door, and I’ve been there for about three weeks now. I make occasional trips to town to get supplies, but it’s been drained of everything by now.

Shane

Where did you learn to shoot like that?

Sara

My dad was a navy seal for years, taught me a lot when I was still young. *Looks down in sadness* I hope he’s okay.

Rick

*Thinks for a second* Sara, I hate to say it but it’s not safe here anymore. Any nearby Walkers probably heard us and are on their way here. If you want, you can come and join up with us. We could use all of the help we could get.

Shane

Hold on Rick, are you sure that’s a good idea. We don’t even know this girl. Besides, are you sure we can afford having another mouth to feed?

Noah

She just helped us fight off the Walkers Shane. I think she’s proven herself.

Sara

I appreciate it Noah, but Shane does have a point. Are you sure your group won’t mind?

Rick

I know they may not like it at first, but the more people we have that can handle firearms the better off we’ll be.

Shane

*Looks at Sara, and he has a sudden feeling of sympathy for her* Your right. But we’re gonna keep an eye on you for a while.

Sara

*Smiles* You really are a charmer. So, shall we grab everything and walk back, or take the car?

Noah

You have a car?

Shane

That car in the garage works?

Sara

It did the last time I drove into town. And if we wanna be gone before they get here, I suggest we hurry.

Rick

Right, let’s go.

[They all then proceed to leave. Noah takes one last look at the altar and then walks out]

Hershel’s Farm

[We then cut back to the farm. We see Ali is sitting on the front porch, looking out into the woods. Andrea is sitting with her keeping her company. We see Dale is on watch on top of the R.V. Lori and Laura then walk out of the house to see if the others have arrived yet. At this time, we then see Sara’s car drive up the dirt road leading to the house. The others are at first scared and start to look worried, but then they see Rick step out of the Passengers seat. Noah and Shane then get out of the back seat, followed by Sara getting out of the driver’s seat]

Ali

*Running up to Noah* Did you find him!?

Noah

*Sad* No. *Hearing this causes Ali to become sad*

Lori

*Notices Sara* You found someone.

Rick

Her name is Sara, she helped out of a tight spot. She’s gonna be staying with us.

Andrea

How do we know we can trust her?

Rick

Because she the opportunity to kill me and didn’t. Right now, that’s the closest thing to trust we can count on.

Sara

Don’t worry, I’m not gonna stay here without pulling my weight. Just say what you need me to do and I’ll do my best.

Laura

Excuse me Sara, but have you by any chance seen my husband?

Sara

No, I’m sorry ma’am but I haven’t.

Laura

It’s okay, just wishful thinking.

Ali

Your all gonna go back and look again though, right?

Rick

Rick and Shane share a look* We’ll talk about that later Ali.

Maggie

*Comes out to the porch and yells out to the group* Supper’s ready!

[The group then decides to talk about this later and head on inside]

Ali

*Before they head inside, Ali pulls Noah to the side* Noah, I need to tell you something.

Noah

What?

Ali

*Looks back to the house and then speaks in a soft whisper* I think these people are hiding something.

Noah

*Concerned* What do you mean?

Ali

I went down to the barn just to look, and the door had a lock on it. Then, I could have sworn I heard something breathing inside.

Noah

Ali, I think your being just a little paranoid.

Ali

I am not! I’m telling you there’s something in that barn.

Noah

Okay Ali, I understand that you’re scared. But I don’t think sticking our noses in these people’s business is gonna make things better.

Ali

But Noah--

Noah

Ali, please just let it go for now okay? *He then heads into the house. Ali sighs in frustration. She looks at the barn one last time before entering the house*

[We then cut to the scene where Carol brings Daryl his food]

Carol

I brought you something to eat. *Daryl just looks at her and turns back the way he was* I just wanted to say that it was really nice of you to help Noah like that.

Daryl

*Said defensively* Nothing nice about it, I was out there anyway.

Carol

*She smiles a little* You had Sophia worried. She seems to have taking a liking to you.

Daryl

Whatever.

Carol

*Somewhat saddened by her failure to converse with Daryl, she starts to leave* If you need anything, just let me know, okay? *Daryl looks back to her and nods, and she leaves the room*

[The next scene plays out the way the dinner scene played out originally, only now including Noah, Jonah, Ali, Laura, Sara, Cora, and Sam. The conversations that take place are altered to where they now are about the events that took place at the church and Daryl’s injury.

Ali

*Throughout the entire dinner, Sam keeps giving Ali the eye, until she finally gives up and gets up* I’m done, I’m gonna get some air.

[She takes her plate back to the kitchen and goes outside. At this time the note exchanged between Glenn and Maggie occurs. Ali then looks over to the barn, and gives in to her curiosity. She heads over to the barn and looks at the locked door. She then places her ear against the doors and she hears the shallow breathing from before. Suddenly Glenn pops up behind her and accidently scares her]

Ali

Geez Glenn, you almost scared me to death. *She then notices he has a pillow and a blanket* Why do you have that stuff?

Glenn

Um...well.

Ali

Well, as long as you’re here, look at this. *She shows him the locked door* There’s something in there: something breathing.

[They then go to the side of the barn and find the ladder, and they proceed to climb up. At this time Maggie reads Glenn’s note and she rushes to stop him]

Hershel’s Farm: The Barn

Ali

*They begin to smell a disgusting smell* What is that smell?

Glenn

It smells like- *He then points his flash light down and they see the Walkers* Ali, go!

Maggie

*Before they can get out, they are stopped by Maggie* You weren’t supposed to see this.

[Ali and Glenn then look at each other with a look of fear and worry]

To Be Continued...

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