Three years ago, if you asked an 18 year old Beth Greene where she’d be when she was 21, waitress and single mother was not even an entertaining option. Yet, here she is. Loosely inspired by the Sara Bareilles song, She Used To Be Mine
Soulmates AU. He knows about it, of course. It didn’t happen to everyone but it did happen. He heard how it could mess a guy up, waking up with words written on him out of nowhere. Soulmates, they called it. Daryl called it a load of bullshit. Except now here he was with new ink on his arm and no other explanation as to how that pretty little writing got there.
Beth needs to get away from everything and gets into her car, just driving with no destination in mind. She finds herself in a small Georgia town in the middle of nowhere and decides it’s the perfect place to start over – especially when she gets a job at the town’s diner and sees one of the regulars, sitting in his corner booth every night.
Beth Greene is trying to adopt Judith Grimes, but the social worker wont allow the baby to go to a home that doesn’t appear steady and balanced. In other words, Beth needs to find someone to be her boyfriend otherwise she may lose Judith forever. When her friend Rosita hands her a number of a friend hard up for cash Beth knows it’s all sorts of bad but she really has no choice. Could this deal prove to be too much or just what she needs to really and truly find herself?
Daryl wants out. Out of his job, out of his apartment, out of his life. Could the deal with little mysterious Beth Greene provide him that out or will he find himself sinking too deep too quickly?
Daryl didn’t see a certain blonde coming in his life and turning it upside down. Beth didn’t see coming home from college and finding more than drinks at the bar she works at for the summer. Slingin shots and greasing gears is just the beginning of their story, a story of love, lust, heated smut and fluffy goodness.