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~Several weeks later~

Flame was lying on the pavement in the motel, looking up at the evening sky. He's been laying on the ground since Lee and Kenny went out to get some more supplies. Flame stand up and looked to see what Clementine was doing. Clementine was happily pretend chatting away on her walkie-talkie. She looked adorable, babbling about random things that the boy couldn't make out the words. Flame smiled. He heard the gate doors open and he saw Lee and Kenny walking in. Clementine noticed and she and Flame walked up to Lee. "You're back." Clementine raised her talkie, "Ben found some stickers in a drawer and put 'em on my walkie." On the front were colorful stickers of flowers and suns. Flame smiled and chuckled softly, "Cute." Lee grinned, "Hey sweet pea. That's neat, I'll find you in a minute." The little girl nodded and went back to her corner. Flame and Lee joined Kenny, who knocked on the door pane of Lilly's room. She emerged quickly as if she had been expecting them.

Kenny commented on Ben's shift, "Looks like we got the kid on watch again." "Yeah," Flame answered, "Thalia got an injury so Ben's taking over her shift for her." Lilly cut to the chase, "What'd you get?" Kenny continued his rant, snorting, "Might as well leave a sign out that says, 'the men are gone, come and rape our women and children'." Flame facepalmed, "Really, Kenny?" "ha." Lilly rolled her eyes humorlessly and coldly. Lee handed the rifle to her which resulted in her, placing it on her far dresser, "So... what did you get?" "A lot of stuff." Lee answered simply. Kenny handed her the light purple backpack in which she snatched gladly. Kenny arched his eyebrow, "We're fine by the way..." Lilly placed the sack on her messy bed, peering into it's contents. The look on her face seemed to look pleased. She thanked them, "Nice work you two. This will keep us going. If we carry on like this, we'll get through the winter here." "The winter? We'll freeze our asses if we stay here!" Kenny's eyes widened. "Because piling into an RV with you, after what you did to my dad, is so appealing." She shot back. "And why wouldn't it be? Y'know, I'll do whatever it takes to keep everyone here safe." Kenny said. "We're already safe." Kenny gestured to the defenses outside, "Take a look at the wall out there, Lilly. Those are graffiti. Those are bullet holes. We've got enough arrows shafts stickin' out of the damn thing to dry laundry. And that's all beside the fact that Macon is busted at the seams with walkers." Lee supported Kenny's opinion, "We have to go eventually, Lilly." "We just need to do for what's good for everyone. Especially the kids." Flame said, trying to be neutral. "We don't have to do anything." Lilly replied. She seemed calmed at the moment. That could all change any second though. Kenny continued, "You didn't want to go because of your dad's health... but he's gone now." Flame shot Kenny a warning glance. "Easy, Kenny." Lee warned.

Katjaa and Doug, hearing the ritual commotion, sauntered over. "So, you two are, uh, having a disagreement?" Doug asked. "Cool it, Doug." Kenny turned his head back to Lilly. Doug walked away but Katjaa stayed, worried about Kenny. "Don't boss people around." Lilly frowned. "Well, I'm sorry. But someone around here needs to start making executive decisions for the group though, and I just don't think you're capable anymore, Lilly." Kenny looked down. Lee cut in, "We're strongest together. I know you think I'm on her side but there are no sides, dammit." Kenny continued his argument. Flame had to admit, they were good points, "What about the food situation? What about protection? What about when this place falls? Somebody's gotta be thinking about this shit." Lilly's voice began to falter, "How has this not been working? We have everything we need!" "Because of me, Lilly." "That's B.S., Kenny, and you know it." "What about medicin-" "what about medicine?" Lilly interrupted. Kenny seemed to think for a moment, choosing his words, "...Do you know how we got these supplies?" He arched his brow and lowered his tone, "We got lucky and let a girl get eaten out there." Flame and Katjaa's eyes widened, "What...?" "Some girl. She had dead hangin' all over her. She was the one who bought us enough time to get everything we could out of the drugstore." He explained. Lilly was horrified at this new piece of information, "...You just let her suffer like, what, like bait? God, what is happening..." Lee tried to explain and defend themselves, "It was a mistake. We got our supplies... but we should've at least tried to save her or put her out of her misery." Flame hanged his head in deep depression. "Well, you had Kenny with you so some options were off the table." Lilly retorted. Kenny reddened with slight anger, "You should be thanking Lee for not shooting that girl." "It's not so easy for him." Flame noticed the hint of anger in Lilly's voice. "Look, Macon and its people aren't saveable. It's not a town. It's full of walkers and the people who were left are dying and wandering out onto the streets." Kenny continued, "It's hell on earth and it's coming this way."

Lilly snapped, raising her voice, "It's not going to be easier out on the road!" Flame looked at her with worry. Kenny put his hand on his hip, his voice steady but quiet, "How would you know?" "What I know? I know you're not above murder! I know somebody has been stealing our supplies - that's right stealing - and I know the list of people I can trust here gets smaller. Every. Day!" She crossed her arms, facing angrily away from the door, "Now everyone get out!"
Chapter 36 and the beginning of episode 3! Sorry it took so long to wait.

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:icongirlmariofan:
How did Thalia get an injury?
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ColetteBrunel179 Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll find out in the next chapter
If you really want to know (spoiler!) she got shot with an arrow in the shin (sort of like Flame)
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:icongirlmariofan:
O_O FUCKING BANDITS!!!!!!!
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ColetteBrunel179 Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep.
But Katjaa's treating Thalia's wound.
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ColetteBrunel179 Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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