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Emily had driven miles down the side of the mountains to get away from the face eaters. She had been sitting in front of the fire place reminiscing when one was let into her shelter. The walker had scared the shit out of her so in no time she quickly sprinted past it hopping into her car.
She drove carefully down the hill watching as her fuel meter landed on empty.
"Do you hate me"
She looked up into the sky and watched the clouds gently and slowly separate. She then climbed out of her car before looking around for a sign of anything. She saw smoke about a mile and a half from where her car had stopped and figured she could make it there in no time.
She began to walk holding herself tightly in her jacket. "If anyone can make it its you"
She didn't know if this was true but she told herself things lie this for motivation. Without them she may have died back at the house but they helped.
She had walk to about thirty minutes. Stopping to catch her breath he caught a glimpse of the giant settlement . She could now see that there was a fire and wherever there's a fire there are people.
Emily longed for people for the last few days she had no contact with another person other than the walker. She needed to talk to someone to see them. She stood back up after catching her breath and walked until she reached a wall. "Hello anyone in there"
A shot was fired towards the girl. Way too late; the guard had been slacking and had not seen her coming. In his rush he hadn't aimed properly so the bullet could've gone anywhere.
"Don't move!" the guard in the tower shouted. "Don't do anything stupid or I will kill you!"
"Whu... Alright I'm up I'm up." Ellen muttered after being wakened from the gunshot, still half-asleep. "Ugh... never one fucking day!" Charlie said, reluctant to get out of the field bed that was next to Ellen's.
Nathan Kozlowski ran inside of Ellen's tent. It was his turn to be the watch officer, giving Ellen and Charlie the chance to rest up. Or at least they thought.
"Got someone by the gate!" Nathan said. "Goddamn guard wasn't paying attention! You comin'?"
Ellen let herself drop back down again. Another mouth to feed, great. Another Council meeting and another day of whining from the other Council members.
"Ugh... keep'em where they are." Ellen answered. "I'll be right out."
Reluctantly Ellen and Charlie got dressed. This was way harder when you had just awoken. Wiping the sleep out of her eyes, Ellen made her way toward the gate to greet the newcomer. A blonde frail girl stood there waiting. Ellen looked at the other guards.
"Got nothin'." One of the guards said, indicating that the girl had come alone.
Ellen went up the ramp and looked over the wall.
"Mornin'." Ellen greeted the girl. "Don't suppose you're here to say that the dead have stopped walking the earth and we can all come out of hiding?"
"Likely story." Ellen thought. "Still, what would bring her here?"
The recent influx of people into the Bear Lake settlement had caused some concern. It seemed it had become somewhat of a fable with the country's survivors. So far it had attracted the right people but what if it attracted the wrong ones? So far this girl was alone, and it might be best to let her in, better to have a hostage in case she was part of a larger group and it was safer to talk inside than out.
Ellen nodded at Charlie, who lowered the basket for weapons down the wall.
"Alright..." Ellen said. "Weapons go in the basket, and don't holdout because we're gonna search you anyway. And if I find anything on you I'm gonna get mighty pissed, are we clear?"
The basket was heaved up after the girl submitted her gun. Ellen jumped down and had the gate opened. She came out sided by both Charlie and Nathan K., who had their rifles aimed at the girl in case she decided to be dumb. Ellen kept her hand on the M9 Beretta in her leg holster.
"Turn around, hands on your head." Ellen ordered the girl. "Then slowly walk backwards towards us."
Emily turned facing away from the settle lifting her hands over her head. She was scared the people had made her give up her gun and now she had her hands over her head. She walked slowly backwards trying not to fall.
"Please don't kill me"
Tears began to drip down Emily's face as she feared for her life. She didn't know who these people were or what they would do and that scared her.
"Ugh, swell... a cry baby." Ellen thought to herself when the girl started crying. "She's lucky we're the right kind of people or she'd have been dead."
From what Ellen could tell the girl wasn't acting. And if she was she was most definitely doing a good job. But her gut told her this girl was actually really scared and she decided she was going to believe her for the moment. Charlie on the other hand seemed less inclined to be sympathetic.
"Oh you gotta be fuckin' kidding me!" Charlie said. Charlie was tough enough to eat nails and ask for seconds but she had forgotten not everyone was like that.
"Charlie..." Ellen said, looking at her best friend, shaking her head. She realized that her best friend had gotten colder when it came to dealing people. She wasn't as sociable as she was before the outbreak. Not the same Charlie that made the straight guys drool while she talked straight girls into the sack.
Ellen sighed and patted the new arrival down to look for weapons. The thought of her being phony came back to mind for a brief second, since Ellen couldn't figure out how someone like this would survive on her own, and had probably help from the outside. Still, the woods seemed clear.
"Relax, no one's gonna kill you." Ellen said as she finished the search. "We do this to everyone new who wants to enter the camp. We're also gonna take you to our doctor to make sure you're not bit and that you're healthy. This is a place of civilization, we act like it and we expect you to do the same. That fair?"
Ellen chuckled again. What else was she going to do? She just told the girl they weren't going to kill her, didn't she? Ellen grabbed the girl's shoulder and turned her around.
"I just told you we're not going to kill you, didn't I?" Ellen said. "Unless that's what you want, which I'm sure Charlie would be happy to oblige to."
The last part was a joke, but the whole 'good cop, bad cop' routine with Charlie worked. Ellen was the voice of reason and Charlie was the badass who would hurt people in a heartbeat. Although in reality Charlie's bark was worse than her bite. She was good at heart, you just had to get used to her.
Ellen was a bit surprised though how the girl went from crying to getting a big mouth on her, telling them to get it on with.
"That's exactly the kind of talk that gets Charlie going." Ellen said. "I told you we were civil people. No need to get mouthy. Now go inside this tent, the doctor'll check you out."