Prompts used: Synchronized
“Look at those two,” Eric whispered.
Aaron looked ahead at the two leaders of Alexandria walking side by side, he with a rifle strapped across his back and she with her katana, leading their group through the woods to find this new Oceanside community Tara had told them about.
“What about them?” he whispered back seeing nothing of note.
“All matching in their grey and black,” Eric pointed out. “It wouldn’t be so cute if it was anyone else but them.”
“Oh, they’ve been doing that forever,” Aaron scoffed.
“Those awful uniforms Deanna, god rest her soul,” Eric added as he looked skyward, “made them wear shouldn’t be held against them.”
“No, when we first found them out on the road. They had that burnt sienna and brown thing going on, and we thought they were together then, remember?”
“Oh, you’re right,” Eric exclaimed in a hushed voice. “We were convinced they were a couple until that whole thing with Jes–”
“They wore brown and white for a while, too.”
Aaron and Eric looked back to see that the couple’s son had been right behind them this whole time, and clearly privy to their conversation.
“Carl,” Aaron said, completely mortified. “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were there.”
“It’s cool,” he shrugged. “You wanna see something funny?”
The two men looked at each other, unsure of what to say, then back at the kid.
“Uh, sure,” Eric stammered.
Carl motioned for them to keep their eyes on his father and Michonne, and once they were, he put his plan in motion.
“Up ahead on your left,” he yelled.
In perfect unison, Rick and Michonne’s heads turned to the left as their right hands reached behind them to brace their weapons while angling their bodies in the direction of the oncoming danger. As they stood their, fully alert and ready to attack, Aaron and Eric glanced back at Carl he was looking quite proud of himself.
“What is it?” Rick called back after a few seconds with no action.
“Sorry, must have been a squirrel or something,” he apologized, trying to keep from cracking up.
Rick and Michonne eased their stances and dropped their hands from their weapons before turning forward again to continue on their path without missing a beat. All of this completely in sync, of course.
Aaron and Eric looked back at Carl with amazement and upon seeing his smirk, they couldn’t stifle their laughter. Rick and Michonne turned to look at the sound of snickering behind them.
“What’s so funny?” Michonne asked.
Aaron coughed to cover his laugh then cleared his throat. “Um, nothing,” he assured them.
They both squinted their eyes, disbelieving of the crew cutting up behind them, then exchanged a look before returning their attention to the path ahead.
“OK, clearly we have some work to do,” Eric whispered to his husband as he nodded toward the power couple to which Aaron nodded.