Bethyl Smut Week 2020: Sunshine & Moonshine

Smut week 2020

It’s that time of year again… time for Bethyl Smut Week 2020! We hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. This year, we decided to switch up the tradition of Smut Week by spicing up the prompts and giving you plenty of room to play around and be as creative (and dirty) as you want 😉

Sunshine & Moonshine gives you two different prompts for each day, a “light” and a “dark” prompt. There aren’t really any rules to Smut Week. Feel free to choose one prompt, choose both, combine them, mix them up… write whatever you want! Drabbles, ficlets, one-shots, multichapters, and of course, fan art of any kind — we want it all!

There won’t be any restrictions on submission dates. Post as early or as late as you want. We will be highlighting the fics for each day on the dates given for the prompts with whatever has been submitted by said date.

As always, you can submit to us directly through email (bethylficlist@gmail.com) or mention/tag us on Tumblr (@ultimatebethylficlist). If you make a Tumblr post to promote your smut week fic/art, include the tag #BethylSmutWeek2k20. If you post to AO3, it’s up to you if you’d like to tag Bethyl Smut Week 2k20. Please note: if you post to FFN, be sure to directly message us or otherwise reach out with your submission so as not to risk missing any fics.

And remember: have fun! We can’t wait to see what you come up with, Bethylers 🙂

July 26th: Friends to Lovers — Enemies to Lovers
July 27th: First Time — Dirty Talk
July 28th: Blind Date — Blindfold
July 29th: Lost Love/Reunions — Handcuffs/Roleplay
July 30th: Sneaking Around/Secret Relationship — Social Media/Sexting
July 31st: Starcrossed/Forbidden Love — One Night Stand/Stranger Sex
August 1st: Arranged/Fake Marriage — Bets and Dares
August 2nd (Bonus Day!): Shower Sex — Fingering

Come Home To Me by gneebee

come home to me gneebee

So many years had passed since that fateful day, but Maggie had two important reasons for returning to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The question bothered her ever since they left her sister behind. Had they done the right thing? They’d all tried so hard to convince themselves and each other they had. Beth was barely hanging onto life, there was virtually no chance she’d survive. Especially if they moved her.
If somehow she did manage to recover from the wound it would only be because Dr. Edwards pulled off a miracle. And then what if she wasn’t really Beth anymore? After all, the bullet went into her brain. Didn’t it?
It must have.
6,369 words

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated T

banner courtesy of gneebee

It Matters To Me by gneebee

it matters to me gneebee

He was biting his lip as he looked down, slowly shaking his head “no.” When he finally looked back up at her the expression on his face was so serious, but she saw something else there. It was behind the solemn look and the no-nonsense tone of his voice. It was the sadness in his eyes.
“Dammit Beth. I ain’t ever gonna be any more than what I am right now. Look at me, look at this place. Is this really all ya want?”

Set in 1950.
21 chapters // 98,231 words

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated M

banner courtesy of gneebee

Just This Once by gneebee

just this once gneebee

It just happens to be a convenient coincidence that a mere two blocks from the joint there’s off-street parking where he can leave his rig.
He’s not kidding himself completely though, he knows if it was a five-mile hike he’d still stop just for the chance to sit, have a beer and look at her. He’d do damn near anything to see her.
4,629 words

AO3          ffn-net3

Rated M

banner courtesy of gneebee

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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