He needs to do this, to imagine that just once, he was able to save her.
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“We bury the ones we love and burn the rest.”
Filling in the gaps between episodes 5×08 and 5×09, this is my ode to Beth Greene. We may never know what happened to her body, and we may never know why she was the only character to not have an on-screen funeral, but that’s what fic is for.
My attempt at a Bethyl one-shot is no longer that.
“It took a while to get here, it’s been a long hard road and I’m still bouncing back, heaven only knows, how I came out Like a Rose”
“Take you far away, It’s a funny thing to say, When I never held your small hand. Ride along with you, It’d be a funny thing to do, Then I’ll wake up and You’ll be here too.”
Daryl and Maggie have a short bonding moment while Daryl struggles to understand why his light was take from him.
Months have passed and Daryl is still grieving Beth’s loss. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t forget her and the regret of everything that was left unsaid between the two of them. Set in the second half of season 6, inspired by Daryl begging Rick not to play that CD in episode 6×10. Depressing, but will have a happy ending, because Daryl and Beth deserve it.
Picking up after the premier of season seven.
It starts in the van. After he’d been thrown in the back, scrambling like a caged animal he settled down. Barely moved after Dwight started driving away. Just barely discernible above the rumble of the vehicle, Dwight hears it.
“M’sorry Beth. I’ll try harder.”