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.
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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
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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.
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The other side by LeighJ
He’s her best friend. One stupid meme about guy friends secretly wanting to fuck their female ones isn’t gonna change that. Right…?
Breaking the Law by Courtneyshortney82
Beth gets an idea in her head when she spots something on Rick’s kitchen counter…
Hang Your Halo At the Door by Aireabella // [FFN]
Daryl was just staring to find himself when he got lost in her. Beth lost her way and thought she wasn’t ready to be found. Would it be one night only…?
[no submissions for Week Three]
Laundry Day by wallflow3r
Back from college and home alone, Beth is looking for something to do. She starts with laundry, and then Daryl Dixon shows up at her door.
“Serene” by boltthrutheheart
“Dance With The Waves, Move With The Sea. Let The Rhythm Of The Water Set Your Soul Free.” -Christy Ann Martine
Happy New Year!
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.
Happy New Year’s Baby – Champagne by Courtneyshortney82
Maggie is throwing a NYE party, but Beth and Daryl keep getting distracted.
if you’ll stay for the night / ’til the sun comes up by kattyshack and gutsforgarters
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’
Happy New Year’s Baby – Midnight Kiss by Courtneyshortney82
Beth and Daryl are definitely not making it to Maggie’s party…
When The Clock Strikes 12 by SquishyCool
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.
Happy New Year’s Baby – Resolutions by Courtneyshortney82
New Year’s Day resolutions. They never did make it to that party.
That’s a wrap on our first annual Bethyl Holidays Fest. See y’all next holiday season!
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
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Thank you to everyone who submitted and recommended fics for our jolly season event!
Under the Mistletoe by Courtneyshortney82
Beth and Daryl get a little distracted while decorating the house for their Christmas party.
So hold me when I’m home by cc5
Scavenging a stranger’s house on a cold winter day doesn’t have to be depressing.
it’s only us (make way for the dream team) by barbiewrites
Beth asks Rosita for some advice.
Been an Awful Good Girl by gutsforgarters
Beth’s got Daryl all to herself for a cozy December afternoon. She doesn’t intend to let it go to waste.
The Perfect Gift by Courtneyshortney82
Beth is determined to give Daryl the perfect first Christmas. Merle is always there to… help????
To Only Have You Near by Schwoozie
Beth is skinnier than she should be after all the time they’ve spent safe in the funeral home, and that isn’t helping her keep warm in the depths of winter. Daryl is there—and willing—to give her all he can.
Digging in by wallflow3r
The snow has Daryl pacing the prison like a caged animal, until he finds something that stops him in his tracks.
You Were Better to Me Than I’ve Been to Myself by gutsforgarters
“You’re always lookin’ out for other people, but who looks out for you?“
Christmas Kittens by gneebee
Beth. He knew her name was Beth. He’d seen it on her I.D badge the day he fixed the scrub sink. That was the day, standing there with her, that something happened to him. He was 32 years old and he had never experienced anything like it in his life.
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Beth and Daryl spend a few more days together in the funeral home and come to terms with all they’ve lost along the way.
But soon, they must decide what comes next.
8 chapters // 70,872 words
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