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After a little rest after the exhausting event the previous day Sky was ready to get the show on the road. She was uneasy about staying in one place for to long and though they could probably hold up in the barn for another night to rest she was ready to go. She got Gypsy saddled and packed up any gear left out. She placed her machete in the holster attached to gypsy's saddle and led the horse outside. " We need to get on the road before we waste any more daylight rick." Sky said hanging the handle of her back pack over the saddle horn and climbing on top of the horse. She waited for rick to climb up behind her before nudging the animal forward.
They needed to get as many miles as they could and hopefully find shelter and another water source as soon as they were able. The day was generally warm for the fall. Normal carolina weather. As the traveled down the road the sound of gypsys hooves hitting the pavement in her fast paced walk seemed to be the only noise around. "So Rick. Before all this what was your life like? I figure if we are gonna travel together may as well know each other." Sky said looking over her shoulder at him.
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Rick and Sky packed all of her gear and hit the road riding Gypsy.Rick was starting to get use to riding a horse now and he started to like it actually.Sky then ask him what he did before the whole world ended."Well for starters I was a Policeman,wanted to be a police all my life from I was able to understand right from wrong.I grew up on the island of Grand Bahama,Bahamas,both my father and mother were addicted to cocaine so my grandma took care of me.No brothers nor sisters.So I had a lonely childhood,which made me appreciate people more like being in the company of others you know. Thats why when I first met Dawn my fiance' I never let go.She was my reason for living,so sweet,so beautiful and just overwhelming caring......." Rick then went silent and started to feel sad just talking about her.
"She was the best thing that ever happen to me you know,my light ,my desire and damn well my life.When I lost her to this hell life,I lost it.Really didn't care about life anymore just wanted to quit but I had to keep pushing for me and her even if she wasn't here because I know that would be something she would want me to do.do. Ahhh am just boring you with my sob story.What about you Sky whats your story and whats your full name by the way?"
Listening to his story made her feel somewhat bad for him. she didn't know what it was like to have a rough start in life honestly. Most would call her blessed. Her family wasn't rich but Skylar and her siblings never went without anything. She had good friends and a very enriching life. She had her two brothers and her parents growing up so she was never lonely. "My name is Skylar Marie Johnson. Im 22. I am truly sorry to hear about the misfortunes you faced in your life. I cant say I relate honestly. I had a stable happy childhood. I grew up with my two brothers and my parents. We all spent a lot of time together. Nothing was more important. I had two best friends those girls were the sisters i never got. I lost my friends first. Killed by walkers when the outbreak hit. My parents went next protecting me and my little brother. He would be sixteen now. he was bitten by a walker and i couldn't let him suffer that change. So i killed him. I still see it all in my dreams. My older brother im searching for him. He was out of state in south carolina before the outbreak. im not even sure hes alive." Skylar said as she scanned the horizon for signs of shelter or water.
"I didn't have anyone special. I never dated. Crazy enough and a lot wouldn't believe it but i just never had time to meet anyone i guess. I went to school to become a veterinarian and then i worked with the department of natural resources. Taking care of injured wild life and putting down dangerous animals. Im sorry for the loss of your other half. I cant imagine how that feels." Sky said still watching her surroundings. Up ahead she could see a body of water. its was a pond. Seemed nice like a nice place to get some of this dried blood off and it was a warm day. She nudged gypsy to move faster and they reached the pond. She glaced to see a pier and what looked to be a old fishermans shed. would be a decent enough to camp in if they decided. Sky stopped her horse about 20 foot from the shed. She looked over her shoulder at rick and smirked. "Who is going in first?"
Sky was telling Rick of her life growing up with her family and how she had to put her own brother down.Rick could relate to that because he too had to put a love one down the love of his life Dawn.The thing what really caught Rick off guard is the fact that she said that her older brother was still alive and close in South Carolina.Now Rick might not know the States like that but he does know they're close to South Carolina. "Sky I will help you fund him." He said as they approach a pond.Sky then challenges Rick to see who can get in the pond first.
Rick then jumps off the horse and lands on his feet but felt some pain in his leg so he hold it to make sure it was okay.After he took off his shirt and jump in the pond "Shit this water is cold." For a long time Rick felt at ease he felt relaxed. "Hey Sky come in the water feels great"
Sky watched rick peel off his shirt and jump into the water. She laughed at his eagerness to dive in and she climbed off the horse herself. Gypsy started grazing on some long grass . sky made her way down to the pier and was trying to decide weather she would go In clothed or not. She was wearing a blue and white bikini so she figured why not. She pulled off her shirt and rolls her jeans off her hips. Kicking her feet free of them she the made a running start and jumped off the pier. Hitting the water was a slap in the face. The chill of the water was a shock to her body.sky resurfaced and wiped the water and blood splatter off her face. She the splashed water at rick and swam away.
It was nice to actually have a little fun for once. She had been running for her life for so long she didn't even belive anything good coukd happen at this point. She turned in the water once she was about twenty foot from rick. "We used to go swimming all the time as a family. We had camping trips every summer. My older brother was always to cool to have fun with us once he became a teen. But he was my best friend and he watched out for me. He's also the reason I never dated. Any guy who knew him wouldn't come near me. He had a reputation as a force to be reckoned with." Sky said. It was true she used to get so mad when will would run off any guy she liked. It never did any good so she eventually gave up on looking for guys. She honestly didn't know how her brother would treat rick if they ever found him.
While Rick was treading in the water Sky took off her jeans and her top.Rick couldn't help but stare at Sky's beautiful body and he then snaps out of it when she dives in the water and throws water on him. "Oh you getting ballsy huh." He then throws water back on her.
Sky then told him about her summer trips with her family and how this reminded her of swimming with her family.She also talked about her brother Will and how he wasn't fond of her dating men.To Rick it sounded like he was controlling."To be honest Sky nobody should tell who and not to date you are your own woman and old enough to make your own decisions." He really hope he wasn't crossing the line."You shouldn't be deprived of that." He say now getting close to her looking her in her eyes.
"I don't generally think that my brother was trying to control me or anything. See he had this girlfriend who he absolutely adored and I knew she was bad news. My brother gave her everything and he planned to propose to her. I found out she was cheating on him. And told him about it. At first he didn't believe me but he was crushed when he did. So since then I think he just tries to spare me from getting hurt." Sky said to rick as she realized he was moving closer to her. Her eyes met his and they stayed there for a few moments and she then looked away. She never really complained before about not being with any guys. Well that was before the outbreak and she realized there's a good chance she would never find somebody to love and experience those feelings with. What a depressing thought. After a few seconds sky looked towards the shore then back to rick.
She had this anxious nervous feeling being close to rick. She wasn't trustful of men in general since the outbreak and came across a few that had tried to hurt her. She didn't know why she felt so comfortable around rick but she wondered if it was a good idea letting her gaurd down. Only time would tell on this matter she just hoped this wouldn't bite her in the ass.
Rick then backs off from her with a smooth smile,knowing he might have made her somewhat uncomfortable.He then continues to tread water in the pond. "Isn't this great? Not having to worry about danger for a change?I mean just the feeling relaxes me but that will never be my feeling because I always feel like am in danger since the outbreak."
Rick was really just trying to break the awkwardness that occurred a few moments ago between them.It wasn't that he didn't like her but it was just too complicated right now and he just couldn't bear the thought that if he fall for her he might lose her.
"Yes its nice to not worry even if its just a few moments. We gotta live in the moment as much as possible. For the people who we have lost. We have to enjoy the time we are given." Sky said as she watched rick put space between them. She couldnt say she wasnt relieved. Though she didnt really feel rick as a threat so much anymore. It was nice to have a human being to speak to. Not that she didnt enjoy talking to her horse but it was a one sided conversation and it got lonely. Plus having someone to watch you back around these walkers was a huge plus. She may not have survived the night before if she had faced that horde alone.
"I think im gonna go to shore and maybe try and hunt us some sort of dinner. Not sure about you but im starving. If you want to build a fire there are matches in my bag. Just keep it small in size." Sky said as she turned and swam back to the pier. Climbing up the ladder she grabbed the clothing she stripped out of and carried it up to the fishermans shed. She grabbed her pack off gypsys saddle horn and she found a pair of jeans and a clean shirt. She slipped them on droping the old clothes on the ground. She climbed onto gypsy and headed off to find something to shoot at.
Sky said they have to live for the moment and for the ones they have lost.To be honest Sky was right but to just feel that way will take time once they find somewhere more stable and secure.She then said she was hungry and was going to hunt for their dinner and that Rick should start the a fire.
It really felt good to have somebody around,somebody you can talk to and somebody to go through this hell with.Sky then hopped on Gypsy and rode away in hunt for food.Rick then came out of the water and put on his same old shirt then went and look for wood and twigs to start the fire.As he gathered up all of the woods and twigs it started to get dark and still no sign of Sky yet.He didn't get worried yet though because he knew it takes time to hunt.He then went into Sky's bag and found the matches she told him about and he lit the wood and twigs by scratching his third match on a piece of wood.He then sit down and put his hands towards the fire for warmth.
Star found herself tracking a small doe through the woods. She climbed down off gypsy and made it closer range to take the deer down. They didnt need the whole deer but they would eat decent tonight. Pulling the arrow back she kept her sight on the animal. She took a deep breath and released the arrow. It hit its target and the deer staggered from the impact. Sky smiled and jumped on her horse. She made her way to the deer and took no time skinning the dead animal. she cut the back straps off the deer and a couple hunks of leg meat. she placed the meat into a container in a saddle bag. She climbed back on gypsy and headed back to camp. Leaving the rest of the deer to lure any walkers to it instead of them.
It was almost completely dark when she found her way back to the pond. She saw rick sitting by the fire keeping warm. She climbed down off gypsy and pulled the container of deer meat out of the saddle bag."Hope you have no objection to deer meat. Cause its whats for dinner tonight." Sky said to rick as she fumbled throught her back to pull out a rack to hold a pan. she set it up over the fire and place the meat in it. The smell of the cooking meat made her stomach rumble. Sky sat a few foot beside rick waiting on their dinner to cook. She got lost in her thoughts about her family and replaying the instant she made the choice to kill her younger brother. the thoughts made a tear run down her cheek. She missed her family. She wondered if her older brother was still alive out there.
Rick was sitting keeping warm when he heard Gypsy feet hitting the ground.Sky came riding the horse and dismount off it once she came by the fire.She then show her their dinner for tonight,Deer meat.Rick never had Deer meat before but he will definely try it.From the Outbreak all he survived on was can goods so this was a new thing for him.
He then smiled "Well there is a first thing for everything." Rick then watched the meat cook then he looked at Sky and saw a tear fell down her cheek.He instinctly then move to her and asked "Hey Hey badass what's the problem?" Rick genuinely wanted to know what made her start to cry he then hugged her and put her on his chest with her head under his chin.
Sky was lost in her reoccurring thoughts of loosing her family and friends. He little brother was the worst. She killed him and still felt bad about it til this day. She wondered if it wouldve been easier if he had turned. No it wouldnt have been. All these feelings reminded her of why she didnt wanna get close to anyone again. She came out of her thoughts when she heard rick talk and he moved closer and wrapped her in a hug. She realized the tear that she left slip out. her first responce was the pull away and remove herself from the closeness.
Her head was against ricks chest and she could heard his heart beat so she just couldnt push him away. She listened to his heart beating quietly. She pushed back the tears."i'm Fine. Just thinking about my family. I still have nightmares about having to kill my little brother. He was thirteen, he didnt deserve to go like that. Sorry i dont normaly get any kind of emotional. I dont know whats wrong with me." Sky said relaxing and letting her self be comfortable for once. What was she really afriad of. If this guy had wanted to kill her or anything else he could done it while she slept the night before. Maybe she could trust him. She just feared emotional attachment. she couldnt lose someone else.
Rick hugged and listen to Sky as she explained herself of her family and her brother.She really sound like she had been holding this in for a while.He felt like he was obligated to comfort her to make her feel safe.Rick then pulled her from his embraced and looked her in her face "Listen am here for you and I promise to keep you safe and never leave your side.....I promise." He then embraced her again.
Sky truly believed she didn't have to worry about rick at this point. He said we would be there and she believed him. Something about him made her feel at ease. Maybe just because she didn't have to face everything alone now. As much as she hated the idea of pulling away from the warmth and safety she moved away and used a shirt to grab the handle of the pan and take it off the fire. The meat was cooked just right. "Dig in. I know your gotta be hungry I sure am." ske said as she pull a cut of meat out of the pan once it cooled some. At this point she didn't care how she looked scarfing down food. She was starving. She devoured a decent size chunk of meat. Her stomach finally feeling okay she looked at the stars. It was a clear peaceful night out and having someone to just talk to made it even better.
Was about ready to rest. She stood up and walked toward the large fisherman's she'd and pulled a door open. Pulling her machete of gypsys saddle she whistle a low whistle but nothing came from the shed. It was just dark and quiet. She led her horse inside and pulled her sleeping bag and laid in on the ground on one side of the shed. And kicked off her shoes before sitting on the pallet. "Make sure to put that fire out before your come in here." Sky said looking out th door at the dim fire.
Rick was eating like a mad man who hadn't ate in weeks,those can goods were like water but this food tonight was real meat. "Hey Sky this shit the business,damn." While Rick was still eating Sky went to sleep in the Fisher's Man Shed.She then told Rick to put out the fire when he is finish. "Aiight" Rick then puts out the fire with and empty bottle with some water he scooped out of the pond.
Rick then goes in the Shed and looked at Sky sleeping peacefully,he just smiled.Gypsy started to get a little hostile but Rick pets him on the nose "Hey boy,you too huh?Don't worry we soon will find a home." Rick the goes on the other side of the shed after closing the door and went sleep.
Rick woke up to man pointing a handgun in his face and he said "Don't you fucking move you nigger or I will blow your fucking brains out." Rick then looks at Sky on the other side of the shed still sleeping. "Look bruh what are you after?" The man then smiles and looks at Sky then at Rick."No I will fu-" The man then gun buts Rick but Rick reflexed quickly and head butt the man causing blood to splatter from his nose. A shot went off.
Sky had fallen asleep quite peacefully. She was so tired and just couldnt keep her eyes open anymore. She didnt dream much which was a relief and her deep sleep was interupted by the loud sound of a gunshot. Sky grabbed her machete from beside her bed and jumped up. She saw a unknown man there who was between her and Rick. "Rick!!!" she screamed. she was so confused about what happen and took the machete and without thought drove it straight into the mans head. The man crumpled to the floor. Her heart was racing all she call was blood.
Sky rushed to Ricks side she couldnt hold back the tears. She saw blood on him but didnt know what it was from. " Are you okay? Did you get shot? Please be okay!!" She said hysterically. The words coming out in sobs. she didnt wanna loose her friend she was just getting close to. She couldnt deal with another loss. Not again not this time. She didnt wanna continue this life traveling and running by herself.
Sky split the man skull open and more blood spill over on Rick.She the goes to his side crying hoping he was okay.Rick then smiled "Am good Sky,you saved me again my Bad Ass." Rick then gets up and kicks him "Mother fucker.Let get outta here Sky." They then gathered all their stuff and left the shed along with Gypsy and hit the road again,while they were on Gypsy traveling Rick asked "Hey Sky can you teach me how to ride Gypsy?" Before she can even answer they came across this massive abandon warehouse with a few vehicles in its parking lot."Before we get to that check this out Sky."
The building was falling apart and by the looks of it the building looked like an old maintenance warehouse."I think we should check it out might have some valuable things in there could be of use to us." Before they could even head there they saw this pick up truck pulled up in the parking lot with armed men looking to be in a haste heading in the building.
Everything happened so fast and for once sky was in a shaken up state. Relieved rick was okay but still in shock from the events. When rick said for them to get outta there she didnt hesitate she just jumped onto the horse and they left. They where traveling and rick had asked about learning to ride but she couldnt find the words even if she had had time to respond before he spoke again. She saw the warehouse and it probably did have valuable stuff inside.
She then saw a truck pull up with armed men getting out of it. She shuddered at the site of the guns they carried. She tried to pull herself together but she wasnt sure she would be able to. She didnt wanna risk going into that building and getting killed."Im not sure its a good idea. those men are armed and all i have is a machete." Sky said looking over her shoulder at rick. She honestly just didnt wanna see him get hurt. She had just let her gaurd down and someone managed to sneak up on them already in the shed by the pond. Next time they would end up dead and she didnt want that.
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"Yeah it is risky and I don't wanna put you in harms way again." Rick justlets it go and they rode off. "So what do you think they were in a rush for?" Rick started to be more concern about the men because they might spot them and want to harm them.He needed to get his hand on a fire weapon and fast so he can protect her.It then started to rain and Gypsy start to act hostile again so they stop.
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