Four years after the attack on the prison. Daryl and Beth escaped with Judith and have been on their own ever since.
The first time people within the group realize there is more to Daryl and Beth’s relationship than they first thought, and some witness first’s happening between them.
“Have you done this before?” She then questions Beth and Beth remembers the way the woman had questioned her daddy back at the farm, when Carl needed that surgery.
“Helped deliver a baby in a prison boiler room? First time. You?” Beth does her best to make a joke.
They couldn’t bury Beth when they came out of the hospital, so Daryl returns to do things right. What he finds isn’t what he expects.
“Before I give it to you,” Daryl starts, the words falling freely from his mouth, as if this moment of intimacy has opened a floodgate. Beth’s quiet groan of frustration is nearly as amusing as it is arousing.
“How long have you wanted it?”
The vision came when she was focusing on regulating her breathing, ears on high alert for wandering footsteps, eyes closed. It was if suddenly after being alone for all this time, someone was panting right along next to her. Tears trickled down her cheeks when visions of angel wings and crossbows fluttered through her thoughts.
The apocalypse hasn’t really played out the way the preacher used to say it would.
Set some time after “Coda”, the group eventually finds haven in a safe house and starts moving on, while Daryl tries to come to terms with what happened. Little did they know, Beth was still alive…
Beth wants to get hurt in more ways than one.
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“He had missed this most of all; feeling safe with her. He’s rarely ever felt truly safe anywhere his entire life. He was on the brink of actual sleep when he heard her. “I’m not gonna leave you.” And it all came rushing back that she was dead.” Daryl is Negan’s prisoner, but he’s not alone in that room.