Loud voices and threatening words draw your attention away from the simmering pot on the stove in front of you. You listen for a second. There are two voices; one is Rick’s. You don’t recognise the other.
You turn off the heat under the pot and put it to the side. Then you head outside. Your house is one of the closest to the main gate. You open the front door but leave the screen one shut, hiding you from the scene by the gate.
Rick is talking to a bearded man with a baseball bat. Rick is tense and his hand is clenched into a fist. The other guy is laughing and smiling, completely at ease. You realise who it must be.
Negan. The man who murdered Glenn and Abraham.