“More than that, I’d closed the door on goin’ back. I was in here with him now, no second thoughts…. I was resolvin’ whatever this thing was between us, by any means an’ even if it took all night.”
Together for half a year after the prison fell, Beth and Daryl finally find their way to the ASZ. The reunion is joyful, but the adjustment is difficult in ways they could never have predicted. And maybe it doesn’t need to be. Maybe they need to stop closing doors and open some new ones.
It’s been ten years since Daryl held Beth’s lifeless body in his arms. The world has changed but humanity has survived, and Daryl has survived too. He is alive; still breathing, still walking, still pushing himself to keep going year after year… until one day, it all changes when he sees a name on a list of survivors. Two words. Two syllables. Ten letters. Beth Greene.
2nd Place Best One Shot for 2015 Moonshine Awards
Winner of Best ASZ Fic for 2015 Moonshine Awards
3rd Place Best Love Scene for 2015 Moonshine Awards
2nd Place Best Fix-It Fic for 2015 Moonshine Awards
Daryl is a tattoo artist who first meets up and coming singer Beth Greene when her manager decides to make a stop in town. When it turns out that Beth has a stalker who attacks the tattoo parlor while she’s inside, Daryl gets hired on as part of her security detail. One thing leads to another and their relationship becomes more than just professional.