Rebecca's Baby: Switcheroo

edited January 2014 in The Walking Dead

SO just had a thought spring up in my head, and decided I would share it with the loving community. Rebecca has the baby, Rebecca dies, Christa takes up motherly responsibilites. (Depending on how long ago she lost her baby, breast feeding would still be an option for her, etc. etc.)

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  • edited January 2014

    Christa: "Clementine, I.. I can't take care of you both."
    Clem: "I know." Walks off into the dark forest.

  • Maybe the baby dies and turns into a zombie. And when you turn into a zombie your jaw seems to grow pretty stronger to bit into skin and etc. so maybe Rebecca dies from the baby. :o

  • I'm positive that Clem will be the one helping Rebecca give birth. I'm also curious how TT will pull that one of, QTE's in that situation,damn.... Anyway to answer your question,this is the walking dead. Babies usually have a short lifespan,not saying it's impossible but it is unlikely.

  • We're going to learn what happened to Christa's baby through Rebecca's pregnancy, and for one reason or another, Clem will be forced to help with it and already has past experience. I don't really see us taking care of a baby for the rest of the season, I imagine episode 2 will have a very grim outcome for her and the baby.

    I hope Christa is alive, but the game makes it sound like she was shoved to the ground and shot.....

  • I think so

    Dildor posted: »

    We're going to learn what happened to Christa's baby through Rebecca's pregnancy, and for one reason or another, Clem will be forced

  • Clem will be helping, but that is besides the point, since she couldn't fulfill everything a mother would need to do, while Christa could (if Rebecca dies, which she will).

    I'm positive that Clem will be the one helping Rebecca give birth. I'm also curious how TT will pull that one of, QTE's in that situ

  • It's made to sound like she was shot, personally I don't think they wrote her off so easily. Instead of just killing the baby it would be a cool narritive idea to send it off with Christa and just not know, rather than it flat out dying.

    Dildor posted: »

    We're going to learn what happened to Christa's baby through Rebecca's pregnancy, and for one reason or another, Clem will be forced

  • I was actually thinking about writing a fanfiction similar to this... Awesome! Except Omid was still alive, and so was Pete, who amputated his leg. Basically, Rebecca went into labor while Carver's men were attacking the cabin, and they were hiding in the basement. I need more ideas. :/

  • Let me know when you get a bit written, I'd love to read it.

    I was actually thinking about writing a fanfiction similar to this... Awesome! Except Omid was still alive, and so was Pete, who amp

  • I like the idea of Christa looking after Rebeccas baby, at least that way she gets a child after all

  • I definitely will! I just need a name for the baby. I was thinking Tamara (with the nickname "Mara" after Christa's VA) with a middle name, that was Christa's baby's name. I was thinking about a flower name, like maybe Bryony or Rose. I dunno about either of them, but basically, the story would be from Christa's POV or Clem's POV (switching back and forth) trying to care for the baby, despite seeing Christa's baby every time, which, as any mother who has lost their baby could tell you, would be pretty heartbreaking for them.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Let me know when you get a bit written, I'd love to read it.

  • edited January 2014

    I hope we get to name Rebecca's baby Lee or Kenny or whatever. Like if you helped Rebecca deliver she might be real nice to you and let you name it

  • Christa/Omid Lee Everett.

    Crixus posted: »

    I hope we get to name Rebecca's baby Lee or Kenny or whatever. Like if you helped Rebecca deliver she might be real nice to you and let you name it

  • edited January 2014

    I am going to bump this so the night time forum runners can say what they think about it :)

  • Why not Omid of Christa, in homage to the brotastic Omid?

    I definitely will! I just need a name for the baby. I was thinking Tamara (with the nickname "Mara" after Christa's VA) with a middl

  • Children, are like chocolate chip cookies...... they are sweet, and fun to make, and if you lose one just grab another. :P

    Crixus posted: »

    I like the idea of Christa looking after Rebeccas baby, at least that way she gets a child after all

  • What?

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Why not Omid of Christa, in homage to the brotastic Omid?

  • Omid wanted to name the kid either Omid (if a boy) or Christa (if a girl).. and I just realized the previous post only made sense if Omid was dead, which you said in your story he wouldn't be, so never mind.

    What?

  • I'm probably incredibly wrong, but aren't babies born without teeth?

    Carley123 posted: »

    Maybe the baby dies and turns into a zombie. And when you turn into a zombie your jaw seems to grow pretty stronger to bit into skin and etc. so maybe Rebecca dies from the baby.

  • Rebecca appears in the slide for episode 3, still pregnant.

    Dildor posted: »

    We're going to learn what happened to Christa's baby through Rebecca's pregnancy, and for one reason or another, Clem will be forced

  • Well call her Rebecca and if it's a boy will call it Carver :p

    Crixus posted: »

    I hope we get to name Rebecca's baby Lee or Kenny or whatever. Like if you helped Rebecca deliver she might be real nice to you and let you name it

  • You are not wrong.

    I'm probably incredibly wrong, but aren't babies born without teeth?

  • Call it Genevieve.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Omid wanted to name the kid either Omid (if a boy) or Christa (if a girl).. and I just realized the previous post only made sense if Omid was dead, which you said in your story he wouldn't be, so never mind.

  • LOL. I chose the name Saige.

    JakeSt123 posted: »

    Call it Genevieve.

  • I JUST now got the "fun to make part", LOL. I feel like an idiot. XD

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Children, are like chocolate chip cookies...... they are sweet, and fun to make, and if you lose one just grab another. :P

  • Haha :p

    I JUST now got the "fun to make part", LOL. I feel like an idiot. XD

  • This idea definitely seems like a possibility, though of course there are a lot of "ifs" involved.

    I'd like it as a plot development, myself. It would continue the TWD trend of adults being thrust into the role of raising a child that isn't their own. I don't know how smoothly it'd go though, considering that Christa didn't seem very motherly the last time we saw her. But maybe having another child to call her own would perk her up a bit?

  • Rising up to the role, I think that is a Christa-like attribute. Would the story follow her or have her depart on her own?

    Retneug posted: »

    This idea definitely seems like a possibility, though of course there are a lot of "ifs" involved. I'd like it as a plot developm

  • hehe,... im aware of that. maybe the zombies teeth grow rapidly.. since the babies are born with teeth but there in the gums.

    I'm probably incredibly wrong, but aren't babies born without teeth?

  • I have no doubt Christa could do it. The bare minimum for motherhood is keeping the kid alive. I just don't know how nice she'd be about it if she's still devastated about Omid.

    The way I'd most likely see it going is whatever's left of the group sticking together, including Clem and Christa+baby.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Rising up to the role, I think that is a Christa-like attribute. Would the story follow her or have her depart on her own?

  • Decomposition is all that takes place, no growth. In theory the gums could decompose to expose the teeth, but that would take far longer than it would to bypass the dead fetus.

    Carley123 posted: »

    hehe,... im aware of that. maybe the zombies teeth grow rapidly.. since the babies are born with teeth but there in the gums.

  • I could definitely see some animosity from Christa toward the baby to start off. Maybe this is where Clem steps up to do some convincing. I'm not sure I would be all for Christa and the baby staying with the group though, seems like they would take center stage a lot more than I would like, but I don't know.

    Retneug posted: »

    I have no doubt Christa could do it. The bare minimum for motherhood is keeping the kid alive. I just don't know how nice she'd be a

  • Maybe Christa abandons CLemintine and opts to take the baby with her. Clemintine has the choice to volunteer to take it herself or let Christa have him/her.

    If that happens, probably Christa takes the baby regardless of clemintine's choice...

    Just a thought

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    It's made to sound like she was shot, personally I don't think they wrote her off so easily. Instead of just killing the baby it would be a cool narritive idea to send it off with Christa and just not know, rather than it flat out dying.

  • I think there's this with people who lost children that makes them have issues around other children. I don't really know how to explain it, but is it true that if some women lose a baby, they have breakdowns or stress around other babies? Can someone check if that's a real thing/confirm it?

    Anyway, if that is the case, Chista may be hindered in her motherly abilities.

  • Making progress on the fanfic?

    LOL. I chose the name Saige.

  • Yeah. Rebecca just died and Sarah found her baby name chart. Tamara Saige. Saige was Christa's baby's name. Clemmy was the one who put Rebecca down. :(

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Making progress on the fanfic?

  • While Rebecca's death is a possibility, I wouldn't want to see the emotional gravity of Christa losing her first child glossed over if she were to take responsibility for a new one.

    Alvin (or the actual father), would likely have some say in it as well.

  • I think Alvin might die before that point. Also ever since that pic of Clem and a baby that was shown last year at some con (don't remember which one) and since the 3rd episode slide shows both Clem and Rebecca that baby is going to have SOME significant meaning. It could be that Christa takes care of it or hell who's to say it isn't Kenny's baby? This whole plotline seems like it's going to be important toward our main character Clem and what would be more important than it having some connection to the only two people she possibly has left?

    Mikejames posted: »

    While Rebecca's death is a possibility, I wouldn't want to see the emotional gravity of Christa losing her first child glossed over

  • How did you just turn this into a Kenny thread?¿ This isn't a Kenny thread!

    I think Alvin might die before that point. Also ever since that pic of Clem and a baby that was shown last year at some con (don't r

  • Rebecca makes Larry look like Parent of the Year. I hope the kid DOES go to Christa, for its own sake.

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