UBFL Spring Event 2020: Regrowth

Spring Event

As Spring approaches, the days begin to grow longer. The cold ebbs away. Nature blooms back to life.

// REGROWTH

Beth and Daryl enjoy the first real spring day. All the signs of new life has Beth feeling a little emotional…and with good reason.

Anastasis by lindentree

After all, she was just a girl. Just Maggie’s sister. Just Judith’s babysitter. Just one piece of a larger whole, who only mattered because she was connected to the rest, and insignificant in her own right. Just another dead girl. Just gone. [A Bethyl canon divergence AU and companion fic to Surfacing.]

The Long Way Home by Piper1016

Beth sighed and put a smile on her face – being a bitch of a barista didn’t get you any tips, she turned towards the customers. “Hi, how are ya’ today,” she said with fake cheer. Two men stood at the counter in front of her. Merle and Daryl Dixon.

My whole existence is flawed by weapon13whitefang

The world population has died off. Now, years later, the Population Regrowth Agenda – an initiative to help the world population expand once again by forcing men and women between certain ages to be paired up with one another and procreate – has taken over and Beth Greene has just hit the available age limit.

Amelioration by headtripparade

Sometimes, scars are what you need to know the wound has healed and you’re still living. Beth uses that knowledge to inform her next move.

Nobody always gets what they want. There’s always something. The trick is to find a way to be happy with what you already have and you will always have exactly what you need. Isn’t it how it’s supposed to work?

I need some satisfaction by wallflow3r

Daryl is freaking out, silently, and from a distance, but that’s what he’s doing. So Beth decides it’s time for him to come to his senses, and she’s more than happy to help him get there.

“From This Day ‘Til The End of Days” Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

Regrowth BTTH

#BHF2019: New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year!

NYE collage

The end of the year also brings with it the end of our first ever Bethyl Holidays Fest. We want to thank everyone for their participation and for creating so much new Bethyl content for us all to enjoy.

Champagne
Champagne

Happy New Year’s Baby – Champagne by Courtneyshortney82

Maggie is throwing a NYE party, but Beth and Daryl keep getting distracted.

if you’ll stay for the night / ’til the sun comes up by kattyshack and gutsforgarters

Who needs party poppers when you can ring in the New Year with a bottle of champagne, crippling anxiety, and the urgent need to confess possibly unrequited feelings before they drive you up the fucking wall?
for the UBFL holiday event: new year’s eve: ‘champagne’ + ‘midnight kiss’ + ‘resolutions’

 

Midnight kiss
Midnight Kiss

Happy New Year’s Baby – Midnight Kiss by Courtneyshortney82

Beth and Daryl are definitely not making it to Maggie’s party…

When The Clock Strikes 12 by SquishyCool

It’s New Year’s Eve and everyone is in attendance for the Greene’s annual party. But all Beth can think about is how she’s always wanted to share a midnight kiss with someone.
And how, this year, she’d really like that someone to be Daryl Dixon.

 

Resolutions
Resolutions

Happy New Year’s Baby – Resolutions by Courtneyshortney82

New Year’s Day resolutions. They never did make it to that party.

 

That’s a wrap on our first annual Bethyl Holidays Fest. See y’all next holiday season!

#BHF2019: Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Christmas collage

Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics for our jolly season event!

Mistletoe
Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe by Courtneyshortney82

Beth and Daryl get a little distracted while decorating the house for their Christmas party.

Candy canes
Candy Canes

So hold me when I’m home by cc5

Scavenging a stranger’s house on a cold winter day doesn’t have to be depressing.

 

Gifts
Gifts

it’s only us (make way for the dream team) by barbiewrites

Beth asks Rosita for some advice.

Been an Awful Good Girl by gutsforgarters

Beth’s got Daryl all to herself for a cozy December afternoon. She doesn’t intend to let it go to waste.

The Perfect Gift by Courtneyshortney82

Beth is determined to give Daryl the perfect first Christmas. Merle is always there to… help????

To Only Have You Near by Schwoozie

Beth is skinnier than she should be after all the time they’ve spent safe in the funeral home, and that isn’t helping her keep warm in the depths of winter. Daryl is there—and willing—to give her all he can.

 

Snow
Snow

Digging in by wallflow3r

The snow has Daryl pacing the prison like a caged animal, until he finds something that stops him in his tracks.

You Were Better to Me Than I’ve Been to Myself by gutsforgarters

“You’re always lookin’ out for other people, but who looks out for you?“

Christmas Kittens by gneebee

Beth. He knew her name was Beth. He’d seen it on her I.D badge the day he fixed the scrub sink. That was the day, standing there with her, that something happened to him. He was 32 years old and he had never experienced anything like it in his life.

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The UBFL Admins’ Merry Bethyl Rec List

#BHF2019: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Thanksgiving collage1

Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics and fanart for our thankful season event!

Dinner
Dinner

you’re already everything i want (can’t you see you’re everything i’m not) by barbiewrites

Beth and Daryl find shelter after being caught in the woods.

The Decent Thing to Do by gutsforgarters

“I just wanted to say that it’s real decent, what you’re doin’. That little girl’s lucky to have somebody like you lookin’ out for her.”

Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

thanksgiving dinner by boltthrutheheart

We Gather Together by Rckyfrk

Beth has Thanksgiving dinner all planned out (well, as planned out as she can make it), but when an unfortunate accident keeps her from achieving her goals, Daryl steps up and surprises her in more ways than one.

 

Family
Family

Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life by gutsforgarters

Glenn and Maggie are getting married, and not everyone who should be there is. It won’t be the same without them, but the people they’ve left behind can still make something good out of what they’ve got.

Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

thanksgiving family by Boltthrutheheart

 

Bonfire
Bonfire

Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

thanksgiving bonfire by Boltthrutheheart

damn, hurry up, goodness gracious / messin’ around with my patience by kattyshack

A steadily increasing panic attack might not be included in any of the Thanksgiving dinner dishes, but it’s always been part of the deal whenever Daryl finds himself alone with Beth. Ain’t exactly the season for Christmas miracles just yet, though, so what else did he expect?
for the UBFL holidays event: thanksgiving: ‘dinner’ + ‘family’ + ‘bonfire’

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The UBFL Admins’ Yummy Bethyl Rec List

#BHF2019: Halloween

Welcome to the Bethyl Holidays Festival! Happy Halloween!

Halloween collage

Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics for our spooky season event!

Trick or treatTrick or Treat

I Know A Girl Who’s Soft and Sweet by gutsforgarters

Daryl never had a lot of crushes growing up—and by not a lot he means none at all—but if he had, he thinks he probably would’ve gone for someone like Beth Greene.

you know better, daddy by kattyshack

Daryl’s not big on parties — honestly, fuck ‘em — but as far as incentives go, Beth’s good enough to get him to rethink pretty much every personal opinion he’s ever had.

Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

BTTH trick or treat

Heart, Fear Nothing by briarxrose

Daryl shows Beth that princesses in towers can save themselves.

Now and Later by Rckyfrk

Of all gin joints in all the world, Beth walked into Daryl’s. Well…into his seat, anyway.


Pumpkins
Pumpkins

Second Chances by Piper1016

Pumpkin in the ZA? Sure why not.

let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about by kattyshack

He’s never actually done a first date before, but Daryl’s starting to think that this afternoon at the pumpkin patch with Beth is exactly that.
God damn it.

Manip by boltthrutheheart / doeroseq

BTTH pumpkins

And, I Built A Home by briarxrose

Daryl and Beth sow the seeds of a future for their family together.


Black cats
Black Cats

The Moon None the Wiser by Piper1016

Daryl had no idea why he was at the town’s only bar tonight of all nights. Just a bunch of the same people getting shitfaced drunk. Only tonight, some of them were in costume because, unfortunately, it was Halloween.

Stray Cat Strut by gutsforgarters

“Y’know, Daryl, you’re kind of like a cat.”

i put a spell on you / because you’re mine by kattyshack

If Beth had known the stray cat she took home to make her familiar was not, in fact, an actual cat… Well, maybe she wouldn’t have taken it — him — home at all.
As it is, though, ignorance really does turn out to be bliss.

Nine Lives by briarxrose

When Emily Dixon-Greene brings back a black kitten for Halloween, will it bring good luck to the Dixon Family?

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The UBFL Admins’ Spooky Bethyl Rec List

Howl by dynamicsymmetry

Howl banner

A year after the mysterious slaughter of her entire family, Beth Greene is no closer to finding those responsible, and no one will believe her when she insists they weren’t human. But when she’s saved by – and proceeds to save – a monster of a very different kind, she finds herself drawing close to her goal in ways she never expected.
And he might be the most unexpected thing of all.
468,000+ words // 100 chapters & in progress

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated MA

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