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    Mac’s the nasty son who haunts the switchbacks like folklore. Cain’s another ghoul in the badlands. Blood or something else, it’s fitting what they turn to each other for.

    Series title taken from Voices by Shaman’s Harvest.

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    It wasn’t common practice for unwanted babes to end up on the stoops of brothels. It happens twice.

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    Series title taken from "Hypothermic" by Goodnight Texas.

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    The world’s finally post-apocalyptic. Everything’s healing slow, as it should. Sam’s given a last delivery, a PR stunt with a team of porters, something for the history books.

    Jackson never witnessed the world as it was, only as it is, but that doesn’t mean he wants the old normal any less. There’s hiccups, of course. Fear of the odd, sunless night cycles that take up half the day. Cells of terrorists and MULEs grasping at chaotic straws. The celebrity on his team getting Jackson flustered and... hell, those chiral feeds and holograms just weren’t doing Sam justice.

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    Daryl wondered how long it would last. He knew he had a steadying effect on Rick and so was never far from him, made sure he was never alone for more than a moment. But he wondered what would happen when he couldn’t be around, anymore. Wondered just how long it’d take Rick to get back to himself, if such a thing was even possible.

    How many knives were waiting for him in the dark shadow the future cast?

     

    Daryl-centric Season 3 canon-compliant Rickyl slow build / slow burn. Includes many canon scenes that have been altered only slightly, to carry the subtext.

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    24 Oct 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 4

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    “Is this normal?” he asks the other man, his voice tapering out into the infinite emptiness of the roof and the town alike. He waits for the answer to come, his whole body on tenterhooks.

    Rick’s breath floats out in a cloud. “Normal?” the other man questions. “Nothin’ is normal, anymore, brother.”

     

    A series of Daryl-centric standalone flashbacks from between the end of Season 2 and beginning of Season 3, the fall/winter before the prison. Lots of Rick & Daryl friendship (unacknowledged feelings / slow build), and Daryl & Carol platonic friendship. Last chapter has pre-change / pre-canon musings.

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    14 Oct 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 24

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    They spend the winter on the road - never the same place for long, always running, always fighting. They leave the farm with two cars, a motorcycle, the clothes on their backs and the guns in their hands. Through that whole long winter, they pick up other things. Cigarettes, knives, blankets, homemade silencers, and, occasionally, books.

    Daryl picks up whatever he can, whatever looks useful, whatever is to hand. Not for himself - he doesn't need much, never has. But boots, weapons, blankets, books? He saves that stuff for Sophia.

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    09 Oct 2021

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    ‘There was no way Daryl was going to be able to relax enough to get any sleep with Rick’s arms wrapped loosely over him. But he wasn’t going to get any rest shivering and cold, either. At least this way, he wouldn’t get sick and Rick would have a chance to sleep. “Tell anyone ‘bout this an’ I’ll gut ya.”

    Rick didn’t call him out on the obvious lie, nor did he point out that there was no one to tell. Instead, he agreed and solemnly stated, “I promise I won’t tell anyone we cuddled.”’

    When the farm falls, Rick and Daryl are separated from the group with only a fledgling friendship between them, but when your whole world narrows down to one person, nothing can really stay the same. Slow burn Rick/Daryl.

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    09 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    "He watches you when you're not watching him," she murmured simply. Shattering his good mood with all the ease of a basin of cold water pouring down his back.

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    23 Sep 2021

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