A party thrown in ASZ pairs an uncomfortable Daryl trying to fit in with a radiant Beth who could fit in anywhere. But she’s had to survive “out there” just like him and she’s ready to do more than that.
After a busy day of work in the ASZ, Beth likes to retreat to the library. On this particular occasion, Daryl surprises her, returning from a run with the intention of making her love the library for more than its books.
Beth is returned back to Daryl and the family, but she’s not whole. Memories gone, but still alive, there’s something about Daryl that Beth lets in when she keeps everyone else out. Over a game of I Never, they start to rebuild what was between them, even though for Beth it’s almost for the first time.
Beth and Daryl meet up in the prison showers for a quick, passionate tryst, as their relationship is unknown to the other survivors. But what’s that they hear? Footsteps!!! Will they be discovered in the middle of their steamy romp?
Drunk and stumbling through the woods, Daryl feels something foreign and conflicted churning up inside him. He leads Beth away from the burning moonshine shack, but it feels like they’re headed towards something else, despite his denial.
It doesn’t matter what happened, Beth survives what should have been a fatal gunshot. She understands why her family would decide to move on without her, but it doesn’t prevent a certain hunter from invading her thoughts and pulling at her heartstrings.
After the moonshine shack, the axis of Beth and Daryl’s relationship has shifted. Everything is the same, but not. And despite Daryl’s self-loathing and doubt, he’s starting to admit that Beth means something more to him than he knows how to describe.
The tiny moments of peace and happiness are what Beth knows they must cling to in an apocalyptic world where nothing comes easy. So both she and Daryl live in the moment, letting themselves get lost in one another.
Safe within the walls of ASZ, the family is divided over a game of baseball. Loser has night watch for two straight weeks, but all Daryl has to do is stay focused. Too bad there’s a pretty distraction on 3rd base.
Missing scene (AU) during Alone. Beth’s POV. If Beth and Daryl hadn’t been separated when they did, and continued to look for the others. Singularity: An area wherein space and time are infinitely distorted.
Beth and Daryl have been reunited and have just settled in at the Alexandria Safe Zone. They haven’t admitted love for each other or had sex yet, but the first night in the house they are sharing together may change all that.
Beth and Daryl find their way back to one another after Beth is abducted outside the funeral home. It takes some time for them to recover from the trauma of being separated, but they find reassurance in one another’s company and devotion to one another.
Daryl and Beth share a house in ASZ, but for Daryl, it is the life he shares with Beth that enables him to call those four walls a home. Beth symbolizes his hope, happiness, and future in this ZA AU series
Beth and Daryl journey outside the wall with a little Judith and another child to go pick berries. A neighbor teases Daryl for being a bodyguard but when walkers appear, we learn that Beth doesn’t necessarily need one.
Beth just wants Daryl to stop distancing himself and come talk to her, instead of avoiding her at every opportunity he gets. Surviving a bullet to the head can really make a person go crazy, especially when all they can think about is a man with his breath in her ear, hands on her chest, and lips on her neck. And he is making her crazy, and it’s not doing either of them any favors.
All of that should either knock the worries right out of his head—because, yeah, he’s being a little ridiculous—or make him worry more. But it does something else entirely. Something he never in a million years saw coming. A one-time mistake leads to Daryl finding something new to bring into the bedroom.
AU of Daryl and Beth in Alexandria learning to adjust to a new way of living in Alexandria. No longer fighting daily for their lives and eating mud snakes but hot showers and dinner dates. Can Beth and Daryl connect without the constant threat to their lives?
Daryl is captured. He assumes he’s being taken to his death, and during this time, he reflects on a life full of loss. Instead of meeting death, he comes face to face with the one person who can repair his soul.
Reunited in Alexandria, Daryl and Beth immediately go back to their old habits but lingering between them are many conversations not yet had. Aaron and Eric are tired of the two pussyfooting around their feelings and invite them both to dinner one night, hoping to push them towards what they both really want.
The rescue mission to retrieve Beth from Grady Memorial Hospital is planned and executed very differently, and rather than a stupid mistake, Beth uses her newfound strength to help her get back to Daryl.
Neither Beth nor Daryl feel comfortable within the safety of ASZ’s walls. The only comfort they have is found in each other, and even that’s not enough to help them talk about their last night in the funeral home, and what happened during their time apart.
The way Rick walks as he leaves the infirmary reminds her of a serial killer from Hitchcock’s movies. He holds the hatchet like he’s about to chop some firewood, not decaying flesh. Rick might have had his crazy moments, but this time, she agrees with him. They can’t just sit here and do nothing.
Beth closes her eyes and imagines the soft guitar melody blanketing her, surrounding and protecting her like Daryl is now, actually. He’s still awake, she can tell by the way he’s breathing in sync with her, but his arms are tight around her the way they used to lie together outside the walls.
“Always got time to appreciate the pretty things, Daryl,” she said when she finally started slowly toward him. The leaves rustled beneath her old scuffed boots; there was a bramble stuck in her hair and a jagged hole in the sleeve of her sweater.
After a gruelling twenty-four hour watch at the prison, Daryl falls into a dream where he can touch Beth in all the ways he desperately wants to. But something about this dream is different, more vibrant. But he’s still Daryl, she’s still Beth, and this is all just a dream. Right?
Beth thinks she’s known for a while that Daryl loves her, but it’s never been about the thing it always is in all those stories about passion and falling in love that she used to read. He loves her, but not in the way she thought was essential to a romance. It’s not about that.
He doesn’t touch people. Not like that. He doesn’t touch them, and they don’t touch him. But here’s Beth, the girl whose chaste finger brushes and hand holds he found himself… liking. The only person he’s found that he gets something more out of her touch. And she’s asking why he doesn’t want that.
Daryl’s never thought about being a father before, but after seeing Beth’s face when she looks at Maggie’s pregnancy scan, he’s starting to re-consider. She wanted a child before, and everyone can tell she’d be good at it by the way she handles Judith. So Daryl thinks, since it’s her, and she makes him feel like he has a chance… He might be able to give her what she might not say all the time out loud, but undoubtedly wants.
Shortly after Noah escapes the hospital, Beth breaks out again and does too. And when she finds him… he’s with Daryl and Carol. Beth’s been dreaming of the day she’d see them all again, but a little escapism once in a while always helps.
Beth Greene had always been so certain of at least one thing in her life: she understood the meaning of loss. She had seen her father beheaded directly in front of her. Spent months locked away from her family, only to lose herself to a bullet in her scalp moments after she had found them again. It took kneeling on the cold, damp forest floor to realize how damn wrong she was.
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.
Over time finding her family had begun to take a back seat to just surviving and living to see another day. She had to face the fact that she may never find them. She had to put herself first. Over time the hope she’d carried deep in her bones eventually dwindled until she could hardly feel it anymore.
After the prison falls, Beth and Daryl get out together. While taking shelter in a home for the night, Beth’s grief overcomes her. Daryl goes to check on her but doesn’t expect it when Beth states she just wants to feel something other than sadness.
Beth had just witnessed her father be murdered by the Governor and now her and Daryl need to get out of there. They find a cabin to stay in for the night and Daryl comforts Beth after her horrible day.
Daryl and Beth have been reunited for over a month now and Beth just can’t get Daryl to kiss her like he did when he first found her again. Finally, they have a breakthrough and Daryl shared a secret with Beth.
Everyone at the prison is preparing for war with the Governor. Beth seeks out Daryl and tells him she’s worried she will die. More specifically, she’s worried she’ll die a virgin and wonders if Daryl will help fix the situation.
At the prison, both Beth and Daryl want each other but neither of them know it yet. They each ask permission from Carol and Hershel to date each other but are anxious as to the answers they will receive.
Daryl and Aaron are scouting for survivors and everything they do reminds him of Beth. He knows he’s not over it and knows that he loves her. While getting ready to return home, they hear gunshots and two survivors find them.
Reunited with the family, Beth gets to know the new additions to their group. Of course Daryl is jealous of another man paying Beth attention, but he certainly can’t articulate that or any of his other feelings.
The rescue mission to get back Beth and Carol goes awry. When Beth comes to, she’s in danger and she’s alone. This time though, she’s much stronger, and the thought of a certain redneck keeps her forging ahead.
Beth and Morgan come across Aaron and Daryl and they make their way to Alexandria to be reunited with their family. Beth and Daryl get close but nothing romantic happens until the night Beth decides to have Daryl cuddle with her on the couch.
After escaping Terminus, Daryl and the family receive a clue as to where Beth might have been taken. On the way to track her down, she’s already escaped, but she’s taken something from Atlanta with her.
Daryl thinks he’s helping (Beth thinks he’s hindering) her with target practice on his crossbow. If distraction is supposed to help her practice, then even Daryl is a little bit rusty. One of the brief moments between Still and Alone, Beth and Daryl grow closer during their time surviving together.
While they’re grateful for the whole family being reunited, Beth and Daryl are desperate to have some privacy. A hunting trip gives them an opportunity to be intimate, but nothing ever goes to plan. An unexpected visitor actually spurs on Daryl’s insatiable appetite for Beth.
Beth talks Daryl into letting her teach him how to play the piano. Their easy interaction at the funeral home shows just how close they’ve grown, and it’s obvious their relationship hovers at the boundary between begrudging friendship and something much more.
Beth’s path intersects with a couple of thieves who have a motorcycle and a familiar crossbow. The clues lead her straight back to Daryl, but it will take time for Beth to recover from the trauma of all the events that happened at Grady.
After a night trapped in the trunk of a car, waiting out a passing herd, Beth asks Daryl not to let her die a virgin. The rush of adrenaline and the relief of surviving pushes him to give in to her need.
Beth And Daryl go out on a run together. After a walker kill leaves Beth dirtier than she’s comfortable with, they find a school locker room to get her clean. It’s when she asks Daryl to give her a hand that things get interesting.
The prison fell and the group got separated, but they reunited before anything else could happen. Now Daryl needs to leave on a run and Beth needs to tell him how she feels. But Beth doesn’t say goodbye anymore.
Beth and Daryl are alone in the funeral home and luckily safe. Once Beth realizes that Daryl cares for her, she begins to think of him in a new light and plans how she can get him to make the first move. Of course, Daryl isn’t the one to do it so Beth bluntly approaches him and tells him what she wants.
Beth and Daryl are reunited and are camping out in the woods. Beth admits to Daryl that she wants to kiss him and he lets her but she quickly gets carried away. Daryl sets some ground rules and they agree to progress their physical relationship in steps as to not move too fast.
Since Beth has been reunited with the group and while traveling to Washington, she has kept her distance from everyone, including her sister and Daryl. Judith is the only one that can coax a tiny smile out of Beth and Daryl worries about her constantly, studying her every move but being afraid to approach her. One day on the road, Beth makes a discovery and chooses to share it with Daryl.
Six years after the loss of Beth, society has begun to rebuild itself and a chain-letter of survivors makes it way from settlement to settlement. Daryl never waits to hear the names on the list because he has no one to listen for but one day he hears a name that he was sure he’d never hear again.
Daryl is devastated by Beth’s death. Just when he feels he can’t hold on any longer, Beth comes to him, reminds him of everything she stood for, and everything she taught him. Through their time apart, it is evident just how much Beth means to Daryl, and how not even death can keep them apart.
Alone together at the funeral home, Daryl and Beth get to figure out how their relationship has changed after their “oh” moment. Since they are tucked away in a safe haven, they don’t waste the precious time they have together, and they quickly give in to the sexual tension that built up between them.
Daryl admits that he loves Beth, but only to himself. After she arrives in Alexandria, they spend all their time together but avoiding anything romantic. One evening, Daryl finds Beth talking to another resident and becomes jealous.
The Governor has been staking out the prison and has them surrounded, trying to slowly starve them out. The best plan of escape is for the family is to split up. Hershel is worried that there is no one to protect Beth. He convinces Beth to seduce Daryl to make him care about her, in order to ensure her survival.
Beth and Daryl find a sweet setup, a house with solar panels and a well. Beth gets so excited at seeing a bathtub, she starts running a bath and taking off her clothes, forgetting Daryl is right there.
Set within the safety of the prison, Beth teaches Daryl how the love between two people doesn’t have to be defined by age. Whatever feelings that are growing between are familiar to Beth, as she tells a story of the steadfast love shared between her mother and father.
Beth and Daryl are out on their own together, but it doesn’t stop Beth from making the best of their situation. Even if it isn’t much, Beth puts together a little birthday celebration to make Daryl feel special.
Beth and Daryl are reunited with their family after the fall of the prison. Maggie notices the are close and she is surprised and curious. One night, while everyone is chatting around the camp, she figures out a sneaky way to find out just how close.
Daryl spends his time on the road to Alexandria mourning Beth and all remembrance of her, except her knife. When they reach Alexandria, he settles in, has a job, and doesn’t try to forget but tries to cope better with his loss. When Alexandria opens the door to new survivors, he doesn’t think anything of it. In fact he thinks he hallucinating until she touches him.
Set two episodes after Beth’s death, Daryl tell everyone he’s going to look for water but in actuality, he just needs to be alone. Not that it matters because he doesn’t feel anything anymore. He burns himself with his cigarette and wonders why he is left and she isn’t. Until she is.
Beth gets back to her family, but Daryl finds some way to keep his distance from her. With a little encouragement from Maggie, Beth takes the reins addressing their lost moment. The spark between them is ignited, and this time there are no interruptions to help them deny they are meant to be something more.
Beth rejoins her family (Coda ended well) and they all celebrate when they get to Alexandria. Beth drinks a little too much and leaves the party, finding Daryl outside. They walk home and a very tipsy Beth somehow convinces Daryl to dance with her in the empty house.
The group, reunited and happy in Father Gabriel’s church, make the decision to go to DC. Daryl cannot do that while Beth is still missing. He sneaks away and decides that he will do what he can to find her, since there is no hope for him without her.
Beth, Daryl, and the family search a ravaged Shirewilt Estates. When they come upon Noah’s house, Beth and Daryl reflect on the deaths of all they held dear and how that shaped them into the two pieces that fit together perfectly.
Beth was a one night stand, but when the zombie apocalypse hits, she becomes so much more to Daryl. Set right at the start of the ZA and follows the evolution of their relationship all the way to their arrival at the prison.
After reuniting with her family, Beth feels like she’s suffocating under their doting. The one person she’s wants to just be with is keeping his distance. The tension is so high a flash of anger breaks down all their walls.
Having survived her traumatic experiences at Grady Hospital, Beth has become a hardened survivor. After running across Dwight and his ragtag companions, Beth goes on a mission to find the owner of a familiar crossbow that the group had stolen. On her way back to Daryl, she reminisces about what she has lost and what could have been. When she is reunited with her loved ones, she realizes that it is through her family and friends that her fragile heart can be mended and she can find hope once again.
Beth and Daryl escape the prison together. During their time alone, Daryl realizes he’s truly noticing Beth for the first time, and he can’t help but be drawn to her. Taking place after the fall of the prison, this story follows canon through the moonshine shack and the funeral home.
After Beth manages to escape from Grady Memorial, she’s captured by a very different enemy. Rick and the group find her month’s later at Negan’s compound during the siege. After bringing her back to Alexandria, Beth seeks comfort from the one person that can truly give her what she needs.
Daryl Dixon has never feared for his own life. Sure, he worries about the others, especially Beth, and does what he can to keep them alive, but he’s never placed his own survival as a priority. A change in his circumstances, however, may lead to a change in attitude.