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    Canon compliant until season 8 episode 8.

    Rick finds himself on his knees in hysteria before the leader of the Saviors, reduced to nothing. His community has been torn to shreds. Alexandria is up in flames as the smell of ash and death fills the air, slowly decaying bodies laying at their former leader's feet. It’s all over. Just as Rick thinks the agony has come to an end, that it’s his turn to die, Negan has a twisted change of heart. Rick is taken back to the Sanctuary as a prisoner to live out the rest of his days, but unbeknownst to the former sheriff, his captor has big, big plans for his new experiment.

    EDIT 9/7/19: I hate hate hate to say this but I'm going to have to put this story on hiatus for a while. With school and life getting in the way, I simply don't have the time, energy, or motivation to continue writing with the same spirit as before. I may come back to this fic in the future. But for now, this is all I got. Thank you so much for those of you that have read this little thing I've put together, the support I've received means so much. I'm sorry for ending things so abruptly, but what can ya do?
    That's all folks.

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    Sometimes alliances are better than nothing. Rick and Negan clash more often than not, but this time the outcome is a little different.

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    8.08: What if Negan did take Carl to be executed?

    (And what a look into Negan's thought process following Carl's speech from the walls.)

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    Carl is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. He wants his death to mean something. Negan has no idea the reason behind Carl's attempt at being a sacrificial lamb to save his people. And when he finds out, things go differently than either of them expected.

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    And now more than ever, with all his roaming and hand-wringing and discontent, he thinks about settling down. Picking a place and making it home. Holding a position more permanent than occasional hunter, scavenger, and drifter. Having Paul at his side or back or front, anywhere near him, and choosing to stay.

    It’s merely a fantasy, but it’s the only one he dares to have.

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    Don't read until you've watched season 8 episode 8.

    Carl wakes up. This is the story that follows after.

    (Real summery inside)

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    Maybe it wasn't just a coincidence that he found wedding rings in his pocket on the same day he found her again.

    When he arrives at the Hilltop, Daryl has a decision to make.

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    Carl is gone. But then he is not gone.

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    Rick X reader - You have to comfort Rick after Carl dies all the while you try to come to grips with your own emotions.
    AN/ : So like everyone else I did not see them killing Carl off . I know that the next episode will be emotional . I felt like writing and this just pop into my head . spoliers for anyone that hasn't seen season 8 mid season finale .

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    Carl finds himself caught in the crossfire as the war between Negan and the Alexandrians comes to a head.

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    "Mom, she told me I'd beat this world. I thought it meant I'd survive this, maybe outlive you. But she didn't. I get it now. So I'm asking you Dad, to remember the way things were, who you were. And that world… show it to Judith, to Maggie's baby, to the kid you rescued from that outpost. That's what I want." Following the MSF, this is just one of the many ways I can see the next episode going.

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    Paul makes his move.

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    Negan’s dead, the Saviours either killed or reintegrated, so why not celebrate? They earned that shit, that peace and quiet the celebration implies. They deserve to enjoy themselves even if just for one night. The little ones, too; they deserve something good and untainted.

    So yeah, Daryl's in favor of the dinner. He just didn't count with the fact that he was supposed to actually be there.

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    Five promises between two lonely souls just trying to make their way through what’s left of the world

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    The war ends, not with a bang but with a letter.

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    My boy.

     

    Do you feel you've served your purpose?

    Is this how it's gotta be?

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    He knows something is wrong with Carl the minute he sees him. The kid is not even fighting back. In fact, he looks as if he can barely stand. Negan looks him over from the distance and doesn’t see any noticeable injuries. His hair is shielding his face, which is angled downward to the floor. It sends off alarm bells in Negan’s head. He exchanges a look with the man holding Carl up, who shakes his head at him.

    Negan’s gaze goes back to Carl, eyebrows furrowed quizzically.

    “Oh, kid… what’s wrong with you?”

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    Enid feels dumb for being shocked because really, she always knew there was an expiration date on this. There was no way that she and Carl were going to make it out of this together. It was always one or the other. She’d known that from the second that they met and yet here she was, curled up behind a tree, knees pulled to her chest.

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    I'm still salty about the MSF so here have this

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    Michonne tells Judith a bedtime story

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