Happy New Year!
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.
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’
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.
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!
It’s going to be a long night for Beth Greene if she can’t keep her mind, and her eyes, off her co-worker, Daryl Dixon. But when boundaries are crossed, she isn’t the only one in the diner who’s getting riled up.
4 chapters // 16,247 words
banner courtesy of courtneyshortney82
Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics for our jolly season event!
Under the Mistletoe by Courtneyshortney82
Beth and Daryl get a little distracted while decorating the house for their Christmas party.
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.
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.
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.
The UBFL Admins’ Merry Bethyl Rec List
- Christmas, Maybe by gneebee (also on FFN)
- Ain’t No Santa Claus by leftmywingshome (also on FFN)
- Comfy Cozy by Schwoozie
- Wrapped Up In You by Rckyfrk (also on FFN)
- secret Santa by bethyl_we_will_be_good (also on FFN)
- Winter Lilies by PunkyNemo (TheVampireCat)
- One Cold Night by gneebee
- A Christmas Daryl by Ferdy 63
- And I Hope By Thy Good Pleasure by dynamicsymmetry
- not everything has passed away by lindentree (also on FFN)
- Lift Up Your Voice, Children, Rejoice by Abelina (also on FFN)
- from Beth with love to Daryl by bethyl_we_will_be_good (also on FFN)
- Bethyl Xmas by fallingforthecaptain (also on FFN)
- Sweet Surprises by sillymommy2010
- The Heart of Christmas by gneebee (also on FFN)
- Lollipops: A Christmas Special by LeighJ
- Our Peace Eternal Making by dynamicsymmetry
- Yes, Daryl, There is a Santa Claus by JustAnotherNarrator
- When The Love Light Beams by Schwoozie
- There Ain’t No Christmas, Anymore by csreads
- Christmas Came Early by asianballofdoom
- The Package by gneebee
- Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace by dynamicsymmetry
Beth and Daryl spend a few more days together in the funeral home and come to terms with all they’ve lost along the way.
But soon, they must decide what comes next.
8 chapters // 70,872 words
banner courtesy of im-immortal
He recognized her immediately, it was the pretty blonde in the tight red dress. She’d been there drinking too, but what was she doing here?
19 chapters // 94,074 words
banner courtesy of gneebee
Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics and fanart for our thankful season event!
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.”
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.
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.
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’
The UBFL Admins’ Yummy Bethyl Rec List
Welcome to the Bethyl Holidays Festival! Happy Halloween!
Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics for our spooky season event!
Trick 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.
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.
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.
And, I Built A Home by briarxrose
Daryl and Beth sow the seeds of a future for their family together.
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?
The UBFL Admins’ Spooky Bethyl Rec List
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
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He’d tracked her all the way to this creepy hospital with the cops that had a woman with dead eyes as a leader. There was no way Daryl was going to let Beth stand toe to toe with her without him being within arm’s reach.
Slow burn rated M for language and eventual adult situations.
280,000+ words // 40 chapters & in progress