Bethyl Holidays Fest 2022 [#BHF22]

For 2022, we’ve decided to open up the creative freedom and leave it entirely up to the creators. No prompts, just a celebration of Bethyl throughout each holiday.

  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s (Eve and Day)
  • Valentine’s Day

This means any and all fics, fanart, and manips that involve any of these holidays will be included in our spotlight posts. Just like last year, tag your creations either on Tumblr or on AO3 with #BethylHolidaysFest22 or #BHF22.

First up will be Halloween! Submissions will be spotlighted with a round-up post on either the day of the holiday or the day after. There will also be a post for any late submissions that come in afterward.

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Summer Heat Writing Contest: Winner and Author Reveals

Thank you to everyone who submitted fics and voted! We are happy to announce that the winner is…

Honey and the Moon by Aireabella

If you didn’t get a chance to read or vote for the other fics, click the links to find them with their author reveals!

Praying For Rain by Piper1016

Oh, come and breathe upon the fainting earth by Pipergirl17

Summer Heat by Walkingmin

Wild Horses by Sasusc

Burning Right Here in my Heart by Rckyfrk

Wary Eyes of Birds by Kat_Parrish

Late Night Lovers by gneebee

#BHF2021: Christmas


Santa

Santa Baby by @paperdollgirl

Ho Ho Ho by @lemortehomme / devils_might_heed_us


Twas The Night Before Christmas

Baby, It’s Cold Inside by Pipergirl17

Daryl and Beth find themselves stuck in the prison’s watchtower on Christmas Eve with a snowstorm raging outside and a generator that’s run out of fuel. They’ve got nothing but a deck of cards, a box of condoms, some candles, a few blankets and a couple of sleeping bags at their disposal. Also known as “How Daryl and Beth Finally Confront Their Feelings For One Another After She Beats the Pants Off Him at Go Fish”.

’twas the Night before Christmas by @paperdollgirl


I’ll Be Home For Christmas

’tis the season by sheriffandsteel

Christmas is the least magical time of year as far as Daryl is concerned. All the overpriced, tacky, commercialism is bad enough, add in the fact that the worst heartbreak of his life happened days before Christmas and Daryl would be more than happy to skip December altogether.
Or at least he would except he only sees Beth in December.

I’ll be home for Christmas by @paperdollgirl

Home for Christmas by @gala-art / galadrieljones

#BHF2021: Halloween


Masquerade

Shadow by @paperdollgirl

Starcrossed Fate, I Defy Thee by @boltthrutheheart

2021 Bethyl Holidays Fest Halloween – Haunted House/Masquerade/Monsters by Piper1016

Three one-shots but they’re all tied together.
Haunted House comes first, Masquerade is second and Monsters is third.

Love and Vampires by Gneebee

Daryl and Beth have had some trouble on the home front. Will dressing up as vampires and going to the big Halloween Party help get that fire burning again?

You Sure Are Lookin’ Good by Rckyfrk

Beth gets stood up at the town Halloween party, but a certain knight in wolf’s clothing comes to her rescue.


Monsters

Eye of the Beholder by @boltthrutheheart

Vampire Girlfriend by @lemortehomme / devils_might_heed_us

There Are Monsters by @paperdollgirl


Haunted House

Haunted House by @lemortehomme / devils_might_heed_us

Haunted by You by @paperdollgirl

End of Watch by @boltthrutheheart​ 

Matchmaker Merle

Merle Dixon considers himself a jack of all trades. He also considers himself somewhat of a ladies’ man. His brother, on the other hand… Well, let’s just say Daryl needs a little help when it comes to finding “The One.” And who better than his big brother?

What could possibly go wrong?


Like a Drunken Fairy Godmother by VeeCWS

In a small town Wyoming bar Daryl meets a fellow Georgia native. Of course he needs a little help from Merle.

Marilyn by wandering_gypsy_feet

Merle Dixon cannot understand why the hell Beth and Daryl aren’t taking advantage of their newfound safety in the Alexandria Safe Zone to hash some things out.
So he’s taking matters into his own hands.
First up, the faking dating trope.

Who Let Dog Out? by courtneyshortney82

Merle and Dog Dixon team up to help Daryl get a girl… one certain girl… the girl across the street…

A Little Jailbreak with the Little Jailbait by wandering_gypsy_feet

When Daryl Dixon got both Beth Greene and Merle Dixon back, it turned out not to quite be the blessing he’d imagined it.
At least, not at first.
A oneshot AU where Merle ends up at Grady with Beth.

Went out for waffles and got me a sister-in-law by naturegoddess210

Merle goes to a waffle House for some waffles and coffee and he sees a pretty little blonde in a blue waitress dress.
He decides that his baby brother needs his intervention and sets them up.

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: Merle Dixon CEO by boltthrutheheart

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: Got ‘Em Hitched by boltthrutheheart

Moonshine and Mayhem Matchmaking: A Family Affair by boltthrutheheart

Thank you to everyone for your beautiful contributions!

#BHF2k20: Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a happy Bethyl holiday season!


Stockings

Giving Thanks by gneebee

We follow Daryl and Beth’s new romance through the holiday season.

Never Knew by Piper1016

Christmas morning. The prospect of the day still gave her a thrill just as it did when she was a child. Soon they’d be up and getting ready to start the day but for now, Beth snuggled down in the blankets, trying to escape the chill in the air. Daryl’s hand lay warmly on her hip. The solid presence he instinctively and intuitively asserted comforted her. Always.

Merry Christmas, Daryl Dixon by gala-art

Stockings by boltthrutheheart


Christmas Cookies

Cookies & Moonshine by Piper1016

As she turned the corner, heading back home there was a house set back off of the road. She hesitated only a moment before heading down the drive.
As far as she knew a man lived there by himself. She’d seen him a few times as he drove past her house, or as she drove past his. A nod of the head, a small wave was all the interaction they’d had. But it was Christmas Eve and she had one more plate of cookies, everyone should have a tiny bit of cheer on this day.


Christmas Lights

“I got you, babe” by gala-art

“Merry Christmas from the Dixon Family” by paperdollgirl

“Please Come Home for Christmas” by paperdollgirl

“Brighter than a Christmas Star” by boltthrutheheart

#BHF2k20: Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks by gneebee

It’s a time of giving thanks and counting our blessings and Daryl and Beth may have some new reasons to feel thankful and blessed.

We give thanks by naturegoddess210

It’s Thanksgiving in Alexandria Safe Zone. Beth is alive and married to Daryl. Their whole family is there too. Even Merle.. Also they don’t have turkey, it’s a goose.


Please note: We have decided to omit Thanksgiving from our future Holidays Fest due to the fact that it is strictly an American holiday and often has the least amount of submissions. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted!