Sitting in my new home- if you could call it that- eating a tin of beans, I couldn't help but think about the last time I was with my family.
"Mum, I'm just going for a walk." I called, looking over my shoulder to where my mum and brother sat by the car.
Her head turned towards me, obviously worried. "Don't go too far, okay?" she knew there was no point in telling me not to go. I would do what I want.
It had been two weeks since the world turned into hell. I remember the day it all happened perfectly. I had been home on break from college. My brother was at school, while I helped mum around the house.
It happened so suddenly. One moment we're laughing and smiling, the next Shane bursts through the front door and tells us to pack our bags.
It was also the day I found out my dad was dead. Shane had been at the hospital, and when mum asked why he left him there he had no choice but to tell us the truth... I was so grateful that Carl- my brother- wasn't around.
Since then we had slowly made our way towards Atlanta. It's not that it was far away, the only problem was that the streets were dangerous- and the walkers weren't the only monsters on the streets.
With my mum and I Shane made sure to keep our little group hidden. One time we had bumped into a group of people and one the men had tried taking me with them. Shane had saved me, and from then on we all agreed that staying alone would be best for us.
"I'll be fine mum." I smiled, heading toward the trees.
It wasn't like I was just going for a walk for the hell of it. I actually needed to go. We were out of water and there was a running lake not too far into the bush. Shane had gone off to find some food, but I knew we needed water as well, and mum needed to stay with Carl; so I volunteered myself.
I had been to busy filling the water bottles. I hadn't heard the screams at first. But the moment a gun went off, I was no longer distracted.
"Victoria!" I could hear my mum scream before a few more shots went off.
I was walking slowly first, in shock. "Mum?" I called before running back to the high way. "Mum!" I screamed.
When I got to the highway I could see about twenty walkers surrounding the car, my family inside with Shane. The engine was on and before I knew it, they were gone.
"Mum!" I screamed. "Carl!"
It didn't occur to me that the walkers would start coming for me.
There was nothing I could do now. My family was gone, and I had to take care of myself. So I ran. I ran as fast as I could... hoping I would stay alive.
The memory was a painful one. I mean you lose your dad, the world goes to shit, and then your family leaves. I didn't blame them though. For all they knew I was dead; and if they hadn't gotten out they would have died.
I had gotten away, thankful for all the track I had done in high school. One month later, I was still alone. I hadn't been able to find a car that worked, and when I found a place to stay I would usually stay for a few nights... so getting to Atlanta had taken longer then expected.
But that was the plan and I couldn't turn back now.
Shane had told us about Atlanta, how it was safe. We had agreed to go there and take refuge. That thought, of seeing my mum and brother again- that was what kept me going. Without that, there was no hope, no reason to survive. If I was to get there and see my family again, then nothing else mattered.
I hadn't expected to get into the city and find it over run.
It had been like my world turned upside down once more, my dreams and hopes crushed. But there was a positive to going into the city- even though there was no sign of life anywhere.
There were cars. Working cars.
So I got in one and drove away until I was clear from the walkers. When I was on the high way I realized I had no idea where my family was. I had nowhere to go. There was nothing left. So I stopped the car and set up camp, that way I could warn anyone going into the city.
There were cars scattered along the high way heading away from the city, a bus along the lot of them. So after making sure there were no walkers around, I made the bus my new home, going into the city a few time a week to get supplies, but never going too far.
It had been a rough day yesterday. I had gone into the city and had ended up being swarmed by a few walkers. While trying to escape and fight my way back to my car, I had bumped my head against a wall and since then I had a killer headache.
I knew I shouldn't have slept, but it seemed to take over and before I knew it, I was dreaming.
"Shane?" my dad's best friend turned to me, smiling as if he knew what I was about to say. "You saved our lives. I owe you for that." I said, taking a step forward and looking up at him with hooded eyes.
I couldn't remember a time where I didn't have a crush on Shane. I had never acted on it, but it was the end of the world, we were alone, and I knew he would take care of me... of us.
He didn't say anything, just looked me up and down. As his eyes travelled my body, I couldn't help but hope he liked what he saw. It was the end of the world after all, so it's not like appearances were the most important thing to worry about. But I always hoped he liked what he saw, and it wasn't the first time I had seen him look at me like that.
Leaning down his eyes found their way back to mine, and I was shocked at what I saw. The desire and need there as his eyes held mine; and all I could think about was how those feelings were for me.
"Are you sure?" he asked, even though I could see he didn't want to ask.
I nodded. "I'm sure." I whispered, my voice shaky and nervous.
We had kissed before, many times. We had dated secretly since before the walkers came. But we had never gotten further then a few hot make out sessions, never doing more than kissing. So the thought of doing more, it was new territory for me.
He closed the gap between us, our lips crashing together.
I had kissed a few guys before, but Shane though, he was a man. He was strong and powerful and I knew that he would protect me and my family. I trusted him with my life. So why not with my virginity?
His lips were soft and warm, but the kiss was rough and needy. I could feel how much he wanted it, how much he need it.
His lips traveled down to my jaw line and he started to nibble gently. He groaned as his hands gripped on to my hips pulling me towards him.
"Shane." I moaned before his lips were against mine once more.
His hands left my hips and started working on unbuttoning my shirts. My hands worked on lifting his shirt over his head. The moment our lips parted was short but still too long. Shane lifted my legs around his waist pushing me back so I was now sitting on the hood of a car. His fingers worked on the zipper of my pants, moving fast with need and desire.
I pulled away at the sound of my mum's voice. Shane and I had gone to look for supplies in abandoned cars, leaving my mum and brother by our car and tent. I guess we had been gone too long and she was worried.
Looking at Shane I could see the desire was still there, but we both knew we'd have to finish this later.
"Come one, I'll take you back." he said,helping me off the car.
I handed him his shirt, blushing as he grinned to take it from me. Once his shirt was on he helped me do the buttons of mine, his fingers brushing against my skin gently. Before he pulled away though he leaned forward to place a kiss on the corner of my mouth.
"We'll finish this later." he whispered.
We headed back to our little camp where my mum stood by the car, my brother lying in the back seat of it. Once she saw us she let a sigh of relief go before coming towards me and pulling me into a hug.
"I thought something had happened to you." she said, holding on to me tightly.
I rolled my eyes. "I'm fine mum. Nothing can hurt me with Shane by my side." I laughed.
She let go and turned to Shane. "Did you find anything?"
He shook his head. "But there's a gas station not too far up the road. I can go look around for some food there." he suggested.
"I'll go to." I added looking at him for approval.
But he shook his head. "There might be walkers. I think it'll be best if you stay with your mum and brother. Take care of them while I'm gone." he said, grabbing his gun from the tent.
As much as I wanted to go, the thought of going further away from my family and leaving them unprotected made me agree with him. I knew they needed me more than he did. So I nodded and watched as he walked off. I didn't realize that would be the last time I saw him.
I sat up waking from my dream. In the distance I could hear something. It sounded familiar but I wasn't quite sure.
Getting out of the bus and walking along to the divider I looked towards the city. A car. A car alarm. My mind screamed with excitement.
I could see a red car coming down the road fast and it was like the world was no longer a dark place.
I jumped over the divider and came to stand by my car which was parked there. I ran to the middle of the road, waving my arms. It didn't occur to me that they might think I'm a walker. At that moment I was just too excited about the idea of seeing another human being.
The car's alarm was blaring, as it sped down the road. I suddenly thought that they weren't going to stop.
But as they neared, it was like they suddenly saw me. The car came to a screeching halt.
"Get in." the driver called. It was an Asian guy not much older than me. I quickly went to my car, and grabbed my bag before getting in the passenger side. "What's your name?" he asked as I put my seat belt on.
"Victoria. Yours?." I said, throwing my bag in the back.
He smiled. "Glenn."
"Well, thanks Glenn."
"You're welcome, Victoria." and with that he sped off. I couldn't help but smile along with him. At last I had found another human... and to top it off, they had a cool car- even if the alarm was broken.
"Woo-hoo!" Glenn cheered as we drove up a hill, around a rock quarry.
I laughed, holding on to whatever I could. "Yeah!" I yelled with excitement. Glenn looked over to me, grinning from ear to ear.
We rounded a corner, people all over the place. Glenn stopped the car, and all the people came out to surround the car.
My excitement for the ride was forgotten as I looked around at the camp. My heart lept as I realized Glenn wasn't the only person alive besides me. I wasn't alone anymore.
"Holy crap turn that damn thing off." I heard someone yell as I turned around to grabbed my bag from the back. It was caught on something, and as much as I tugged it just wouldn't budge.
"I don't know how." Glenn called back, now out of the car.
Suddenly there were a few people talking, but I was too busy trying to free my bag to actually hear. All I got was a girl's voice asking if her sister was okay, and a man telling Glenn to pop the hood.
"God." Glenn mumbled as he got back into the car to listen to the guy. I couldn't help but giggle. "Don't you start." he laughed. "Yeah, yeah." Glenn got out of the car. "She's okay. She's okay." answering the girl.
"Is she coming back?" the girl who hadn't stopped asking Glenn questions, asked.
"Yes." he sighed.
The alarm stopped and I could hear everything better, as I continued to tug on my bag, getting frustrated.
"Why isn't she with you? Where is she? She's okay?"
There was silence before Glenn spoke up. "Yeah. Yeah, fine. Everybody is." another pause before he added."Well Merle not so much."
"You crazy driving this wailing bastard up here? You trying to draw every walker from miles?" a man asked.
Finally I got my bag unstuck as I exited the car.
"Whose that?" the girl asked.
Glenn turned to me. "Oh. This is Victoria. I found her on the highway."
I took a step around the car, the hood blocking my view of everyone. That's when I froze. Standing there dressed in a dark button up shirt, leaning over the car looking into the engine was Shane.
I just wanna point out, this is my first Walking Dead fanfic. Oh and if you didn't notice, it's based on the first ever episode :P the only differences between my story and the show (that I know of so far) is that instead of being with Lori, Shane had his eyes on Victoria (Rick and Lori's daughter)
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to review :):)
Love and miss you all xox