Maybe it had been a misunderstanding, maybe not. Maybe Rick was being a supercilious ass, maybe not. But be that as it may, Daryl had had enough. He vanished to go on a hunt, left Rick to lie through his teeth about not being worried about Daryl’s long absence -- and when he returned, it was time to clear the air. Well, not really, ‘cause Daryl just went into hiding AGAIN…
Rick would always find him, though ;)
Time: This starts with the scene where Rick, Hershel and Daryl interrogate Michonne in episode 3.07 “When the dead come knocking”. There are also a few direct quotes from the episode.
Schedule: Every second/third day. The fic is complete, though, so you don’t need to worry :)
Daryl escaped the Sanctuary, but the Sanctuary didn’t leave him. Rick’s people are biding their time, preparing for war; Daryl is battling his demons and trying to come to grips with the fact that he can’t do it alone. Rick is walking a tightrope between Negan, Michonne, Daryl, and his own feelings.
And why won’t Rick tell Daryl why Michonne and Rick as a couple is a thing of the past?
What the hell happened while he was caged in the Sanctuary?
And what the fuck are they gonna do with Negan?
Time: Canon plotline more or less followed up to 7.08. Canon timeline, however, is blithely ignored: Daryl’s captivity lasted much longer in this fic.
They’re best friends, indispensable as the air to one another, and they love each other even if they’d never said the words, it’s just there and they know it and that’s that. What of it? They love their family. No biggie. Ain’t different.
And they’re thinking...So why’s everyone looking at them all funny?
And one of them is thinking...How would you know when you’re in love?
And the other one is thinking...I can’t be in love! Can I?
Time: On the road after prison/terminus/Grady Memorial; otherwise unspecified. Hershel didn’t die, and they got Beth back alive.
Updates: three times a week.
A long marriage and an even longer friendship should withstand anything -- even apocalypse. Right?
Ever since Rick woke up to a shitty new world, things he’d trusted his whole life have started crumbling down. In the middle of people turning into walkers, and people turning on people, is it possible to find anything good anymore? New friends? New relationships?
With a new disaster crashing into them every day, is there any time left to build new things?
Time: Roughly from episode 2.05 “Chupacabra” onwards. Even though the main plot points somewhat follow the second season canon plot (until they really don’t anymore…), I have taken a few liberties in what order I put certain things.
Alexandria and Daryl are not compatible. Rick is back to being Officer Friendly -- especially towards certain blond (married!) girl-next-door. Carol is working undercover. Everyone’s busy building their new, magically mended lives in the sheltered reality of Alexandria.
Where does an ungroomed archer fit in all this?
07 Apr 2015
After the events of "This Sorrowful Life," Rick wakes up in the hospital with the name of the man he can't live without forgotten on his lips and a doctor telling him that the last two years have been a dream. He then begins the long, arduous process of readjusting to life in the real world, but he can't get the image of the beautiful archer out of his head and soon signs start to appear that the dream may actually be real. Could Rick actually find his hunter? Could they actually have a shot at a happy ending? And will Rick finally be able to tell Daryl that he is the love of his life?
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02 Sep 2020
17 Nov 2018
Steve wanted an apartment in Brooklyn and he wanted to fill it with the things that he loved; plants, music from a gramophone, strong coffee, Bucky. Bucky, Bucky, Bucky.
He wonders what it would have been like if they’d never gone to the war, if they’d stayed at home and became worn out in the normal way - through living a life as it was meant to be lived; birth, work, marriage, kids, death. He wonders if he would have been this tired. He wonders if he’d have ever realised he could love anything in the world this much.
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11 May 2020