|Living in the Dying Light
Author: Torchwood Boy PM
ON HIATUS! Alex was just a normal sixteen year old kid from England who moved to America a year before the worlds end. After losing everything, Alex finds himself saved by people just like himself, desperate and on the edge. Fighting together, Alex sees that it may not be the end of the world, but just the beginning of a new day... Currently running alongside Season 3!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 48,931 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 04-20-13 - Published: 06-23-12 - id: 8247599
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Right, this is my first Walking Dead story, I'm usually do Doctor Who and that crap, but I thought I'd take a shot at this. I really am hoping this goes well.
Please comment and tell me if you like it and if you want me to continue. If I do continue it should be every Saturday.
Enjoy and Comment : D
Alex Scott was a typical kid, maybe not with a normal life, but he liked to think of himself as normal.
He was born in the north of England, his parents moved the family over to Atlanta, America when he was fifteen and for the next year he went to school, made friends and basically got on with his life. He did all the normal stuff, hung out with his mates, though he preferred video games if he was honest. He had also been a black belt at Karate in England, but gave it up when he moved to America.
Alex walked in from school, his mum was sat in the chair watching the news, while his kid brother ran around the room trying his best to annoy her.
Alex's mum, Jennifer, was a placid and funny woman, but god did the woman have a temper. Alex's little brother, Billy, was usually on the end of it for doing something bad. He was only eight years old and he had already annoyed most of the neighbours, as well as sending the next door neighbours cat flying when he tried to catch it and it jumped on the trampoline, quickly followed by Billy.
That story didn't end well...
"Hey." Jennifer said to Alex as she stood up. She then turned her attention to the child running around in the room. She picked up Billy, placing him on a chair. "You stay there."
Alex couldn't help but laugh as his mother cautioned Billy, his mother would never really tell Billy off, she would only have to stare at him with the "Stop being stupid or else" look.
"Good day at school?" Jennifer asked as Alex put his bag down and sat on the arm chair.
"It was a day. At school. There is no such thing as, a good day at school… unless school is closed." Alex said, smiling. "When will dad be home?"
"Around eight. We've got curry for dinner, is that ok?" Jennifer asked as she smiled at him.
"Yeah, that's fine." Alex said, before walking down the hallway.
Entering his room, Alex got changed from his school uniform into some dark blue jeans, a green shirt and grabbed his black jacket that was nice and thermal. No one else felt the cold quite like he did.
Leaving his room Alex walked back down the hallway. His Dad had promised them a nice big house, but unfortunately they lived in a small one floored house, it was big, but Alex liked stairs, he always liked a place with two floors, just so you could get away from everyone else.
The house backs out onto a wood, which Alex liked to run through a lot. Until he had come to America he had never enjoyed exercise, but he loved to run now, and the woods were his favourite place to do it.
Walking out of his room, Alex walked into the kitchen which was just passed the living room.
He looked out the window and saw a man walking down the street, well more like he was hobbling actually.
Alex looked down before realisation hit him. Looking back up, the mans neck was covered in blood and he looked like he was incredibly pale.
"Mum!" Alex shouted as he ran out of the kitchen and out onto the street, followed by his mum. "Look!"
He pointed to the man who looked at there direction.
The street was incredibly quiet apart from this man. His eyes were yellow and he made a strange noise, as if he was meditating.
"Are you ok?" Jennifer asked as she ran up to him.
He flew at her, biting into her shoulder.
Alex ran forward and kicked the man in the stomach, making him let go of his mum.
Grabbing his mum, Alex noticed people like the man walking down the street. Another neighbour ran by screaming something before being grabbed by one of strange people and being bitten, they seemed to swarm on her.
Alex dragged his mum into the house and closed and locked the door.
Jennifer was bleeding bad and Alex had no idea what to do.
"Mum, listen to me." Alex said as he put her on the floor and grabbed some cloths, dabbing the wound.
His mum started to shake as if having a fit.
"What's happening? Mummy!" Billy shouted, running to Alex and Jennifer.
"Billy get back, mummy's not well." Alex said as he grabbed Billy and dragged him back.
Suddenly, his mum shot up and looked at them. Her eyes were mutilated and she made the same noise as the man.
Alex dragged Billy back as she screamed at them like a hungry animal.
They ran down the corridor as their mum got up and half walked half waddled towards them, arms outstretched. Alex shot into his room and closed the door, dragging a chair underneath it.
The door started to bang as he imagined his mum hitting the door to get in.
"What's happening? What's wrong with mummy?" Billy asked, but Alex was in too much shock to answer.
He felt tears pour down his face as he hugged Billy. Suddenly, a piece of the door was ripped through and their mothers arm reached in.
Alex ran to the window and tried to open it.
"Shit! It's locked!" Alex said, forcefully trying to open it.
"Alex!" Billy shouted, forcing Alex to turn around and see another chunk of door start to snap off, she'd be in soon.
"Billy cover your eyes!" Alex shouted as he grabbed his laptop and threw it at the window.
It smashed and glass was thrown in every direction. Alex saw his metal baseball bat, and though he never played, he always kept it in case of intruders.
The door ripped open and before Alex could do anything his mother had bit Billy in the arm.
Alex felt sick as he swung the bat, hitting his mother in the head repeatedly until she stopped moving.
"Alex." Billy cried as Alex lifted him up, baseball bat underneath his shoulder, jumped out of the window and jumped over the fence into the woods.
Alex carried Billy for as far as he could, but Billy started to pass out.
Laying him down at a tree, Alex looked at his arm. The blood was flowing to fast, it wouldn't stop as he tried to dab it with a tissue he had in his pocket.
"I'm sorry." Alex said as Billy slowly slipped back into consciousness.
"Alex…" Billy said as Alex could here the people getting closer. "Run."
Billy fainted. Alex knew he would turn in a moment.
Standing up, Alex sprinted, but not before catching a look behind him. A few of the people were coming through the forest, and they all looked the same kind of evil.
Alex ran as fast as he could into the unknown.
And that, is where his story began…
I do eventually plan for him to meet up with the Atlanta survivors, but for the moment were going to see how he copes and meet some new people hopefully.
So, do you want more or for me to just leave it at that.
Please Review and let me know!