days gone bye

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I never get my hopes up ‘cause then I’ll never get let down
But you were something special
I didn’t notice until now

(False Alarm // Becky Hill & Matoma)

In the Beginning - New Days

New Days Gone Bye Series

A Richonne FanFic

Synopsis: A re-imaging of the start of The Walking Dead. Rick awakens in the hospital to a new world were the dead do not remain dead. He has one goal: to find his wife and son but what happens when he meets a mysterious woman who’s also hiding in the hospital with her own secrets.


In the Beginning

He comes awake slowly. A weariness dwells heavily in the marrow of his bones and within the lines of his veins. It is a struggle to open his eyes, fluttering open and close against the obscene light flooding his room. He inhales deeply before slowly exhaling, forcing his eyes to stay open as a cough seize the breath from his lung. Fluorescent lights assault his sensitive eyes as he stares up towards the bland cream ceiling. A groan leaves his mouth as he turns his head to check his surroundings.

Dead flowers are at his side.

The memories return in a wild rush vying for space within his aching head.

Carl. His son.

Lori. His wife.

Shane. His partner. Best friend.

Radio static. The robbers. The unseen assailant. The gun. The pain ripping across his chest. The darkness swallowing him whole.

Father. Husband. Friend. Sheriff’s Deputy. Gunshot victim.

Dead flowers are at his side, his bedside. The room returns in full focus, a bland lifeless room, a hospital room.

Father. Husband. Friend. Sheriff’s Deputy. Gunshot victim. Survivor.

Rick Grimes.

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