Daryl Dixon has a dark secret that he’s been carrying since childhood. Nothing in the world could change it, not even his own brother. There’s simply no denying his instincts. But just when he thinks his life has been turned upside-down for the last time… he stumbles upon Beth Greene.
These past three weeks on the job have been non-stop. Thank God they’re wrapping it up today. Friday. Perfect. 10 hours a day six days a week is starting to get to him. He doesn’t mind working and he likes the work he does, he’d just like to have a little time to take care of some other shit, and maybe have a little fun. He’s been working so many hours there are a couple of things that have slipped by undone. He’s managed to keep his laundry up, he has to have work clothes. He paid the kid next door to cut his grass. Those things got done. It’s the really important shit he hasn’t gotten to. 23 chapters // 113,526 words
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
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
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
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.]
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.
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.
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?
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.
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’
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.
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. 5 chapters // 17,410 words