"Are you alright?" she asked the girl, worried that she may be infected. "Where's my daddy?" the girl whimpered looking around terrified. Alex found it mysterious, more survivors, was it possible? "My daddy told me to wait. He promised he'd come back! He promised!" the little girl exclaimed as she started to cry hitting the woman's chest repeatedly. "Don't cry, we'll find your daddy... I promise." she whispered as she held the child to her heart, rocking her back and forth to comfort her.
The next few days, Alexanne stayed in her car in front of the convenience store with the child, hoping her father would come back. She started to lose hope, and wanted to dedicate a search for him just in case he had ran into trouble. She didn't want to go through the horrible experience of having to explain to the girl that her father is certainly dead. But suddenly, Alex noticed in the distance out of the blue a man full of cuts, bruises and blood all over his body, limping his way in the direction of the convenience store. Because of the distance she wasn't sure if the man were still human or not, nor was she sure if he was the child's father in the first place.
Assumptions usually end up conceiving problems, so she usually prefers to stick with valid proven facts. But the second the little girl yelled with a smile on her face "Daddy!", she knew it was him and it was time to take action. Alexanne helped the man to her car and slowly layed him down "Are you bit? Did they infect you?" she questioned checking every extremity of the man's body. Before doing anything, she had to make sure it wasn't too late to help him.
The man took his child into his arms "Lily!" he exclaimed with a lit up face smiling as if he was perfectly in shape. "It's alright, they didn't bite me. Thank you, thank you so much for taking care of my kid." he said to her with tears in his eyes. The woman took out her first aid kit and treated his wounds the best she could, and covered his limbs with whatever she could to prevent further infection. "Thank you." the man repeated once again full of gratitude whilst getting out of the car holding the little girl's hand, then walked away.
"Wait!" Alexanne shouted running to him. "Where are you going? Stay with me. You won't survive out there alone, especially with a child." The man desperately shook his head "I'm sorry, I can't, I... I have to find my wife." he responded miserably devastated. "I don't mind, I'll help you find her. The more the merrier as they say, right?" she replied with a comforting smile.