The Walking Dead
walkers (zombies), possibly other monsters in the haunted house, violence in Lydia's past is mentioned including murder, possibly more violence in thread
Note: Walkers are zombies.
Lydia stared at the strange looking house. She hadn't seen any one building it. It had just appeared one day. That was weird as, well, pretty much everything else in Pandora. She had stayed away from it. Didn't need Daryl to tell her that. It was just common sense. Except for right now, she could hear her mother's people in that house, whispering to her. They were the worst monsters that she'd ever encountered, and they were saying that if she didn't go back, they'd put more heads on pikes. She couldn't let that happen ever again.
Lydia walked into the house slowly. There was no sign of her mother or any of the other whisperers. She must have been imagining it all. Her mind did play tricks on her from time to time. Some of the fancier people would say it was because of her trauma. She simply blamed herself. Weak girl. Weak mind. It didn't matter. She had to get out of the house before someone found her trespassing.
Lydia moved back towards the door, only to have it slam shut in her face. She tried to open it for a while, then smelled the familiar stench of rotting flesh. She heard shuffling footsteps and growling a second later. Walkers. Like the ones that might have gotten Philip. There was no time to run to another door or window.
Lydia slouched down and began emitting the same growling sounds. She kept her head down and moved into the middle of the walker herd as they shuffled close to her. Blending in with the walkers was how she had survived for most of her life. It was working until there was a sound at the back door. Someone else was coming into the house. Damn. She'd either have to leave the safety of the herd or watch as they killed the new person. Then again, the new person might attack the herd, and she'd be killed with them. It all sucked. She frowned deeply as she moved closer to the back of the house with the walkers, hoping she could think of a way out of this mess.