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My Brain on Bethyl - a master fic list

I've assembled a master list of my TWD fanfiction. Because each story is written to fit into my own headcanon, I've listed them in order from season two to current. If read in this order they form a more, or less, continuous narrative. It's all here under the cut, with links to the stories.

My Brain On Bethyl - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/My%20Brain%20on%20Bethyl
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/users/maddie_amber/works
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/u/43182/Maddie
On LiveJournal - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/

(Season Two)

Maybe Just a Handshake
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2445332
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751961/1/Maybe-Just-A-Handshake
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/24884.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86018022526/drabble-maybe-just-a-handshake-beth

Summary: Drabble – Beth was curious about the strangers rolling down their drive and into the yard. But Daddy said they wouldn’t be around long enough to make friends.

The First Encounter
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1705508
On FFnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10386090/1/First-Encounter
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/27406.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87070101926/first-encounter

Summary: The first time Beth met Daryl Dixon, things didn’t go quite the way she would have liked.

On AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/2445383/preview
On ffnet – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751931/1/Doodlebug
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/27313.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87266754816/drabble-prompt-determined

Summary: Drabble – It had been a long time since Daddy had called her Doodlebug. (Post Beth’s suicide attempt.) For the prompt word “determined”

Afternoon at Hershel’s
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1417219
On FFnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10243955/1/Afternoon-at-Hershel-s
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/25570.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/88761818041/afternoon-at-hershels-bethyl-fanfic

Summary: Set during season two. He saw the bandages that swathed Beth's slender wrist, hiding the self-inflicted wound. Suicide was something Daryl Dixon would never understand. Yeah, life could treat you like shit, but you fought through it.

(Between Season Two and Three)

Standin’ (On My Own Two Feet)
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1547252
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10312600/1/Standin-On-My-Own-Two-Feet
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/26270.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87229647471/fic-standin-on-my-own-two-feet-a-bethyl-fic

Summary: After his farm was overrun by walkers, Hershel realized he had been wrong sheltering Beth from the ugliness outside their walls. He knew she had to learn to survive, and she was with the right people to do just that. Pre Daryl/Beth. Maybe just the hint of foreshadowing of that relationship. But mostly just Beth.

The Enemy is Ours
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444402
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751945/1/The-Enemy-is-Ours
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/26796.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86256582631/drabble-the-enemy-is-ours

Summary: Drabble - Separated from the group, neither Beth nor C@rol had yet proven themselves against a walker.

(Season Three)

It All Comes Out In the Wash
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1441162
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10257505/1/It-All-Comes-Out-in-the-Wash
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/25964.html
On Tumblr -

Summary: Laundry at the prison. What could be more mundane? Until Beth discovers something about Daryl that she hadn't suspected.

On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2445404
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751889/1/Betrayal
On LJ -
On Tumblr: http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/89299171516/drabble-prompt-betrayal

Summary: For the prompt word “betrayal”. Merle and Daryl.

(Season Four)

The Name Game
On AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444447
On ffnet – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751978/1/The-Name-Game
On LJ –
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/89715418106/the-name-game-drabble-prompt-star-wars

Summary: Drabble - Zach and Patrick were playing a little game. “I’ll name a character from the original Star Wars movies, and you name someone in the prison who could be that character.” Written for the drabble prompt “Star Wars”.

Secrets (was originally titled -An Excerpt from Beth’s Journal)
Bethyl Week, Day One, Tumblr
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2011806
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588357/1/Secrets
On LJ- -
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/91736562736/bethyl-week-drabble-prompt-secrets

Summary: Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr for the prompt word “Secret”. Everyone has secrets.

You Always Surprise Me
AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444462
On ffnet – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751972/1/You-Always-Surprise-Me
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/30349.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/90614233451/you-always-surprise-me

Summary: Drabble. Daryl returns from a run with something Beth did not expect.

(After the Prison – Before Still)

On AO3 –
On ffnet –
On LJ –
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87461009921/clean

Summary: Drabble for the prompt word ‘clean’.

Twenty-One Days and Counting
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1599857
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10341473/1/Twenty-One-Days-and-Counting
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/26441.html
On Tumblr -

Summary: The events of "Still" did not take place the day after the prison fell. Or even two days after. Daryl and Beth were on the road for some time together, perhaps weeks, before “Still”. Long enough for Beth to become thoroughly tired of a tight lipped, emotionally closed Daryl Dixon. Time enough for her to know she had to take matters into her own hands.

(Between Still and Alone)

Moonlight and Forgotten (the drabble)
On AO3 -
On ffnet -
On LJ -
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87757967496/are-you-still-taking-prompts-if-so-i-have-one-eyes

Moonlight and Forgotten (the expanded version)
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/users/maddie_amber/works
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10428722/1/Moonlight-and-Forgotten
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/29045.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/88130301001/moonlight-and-forgotten-bethyl-fanfiction

Summary: Had he been less drunk, Daryl Dixon would have been scared to death. In one night Beth had breached then shattered the fortress he had spent a lifetime forging around his heart. Every brick, stone and daub of mortar now lay as dust at her feet. Tag to episode “Still”. Starts immediately after that episode.

Dream a Little Dream
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2012016
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588411/1/Dream-a-Little-Dream
On LJ- -
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/92141800951/dream-a-little-dream-bethyl-week-day-five

Summary: Written for Bethly Week on Tumblr for the prompt word “Dream”, this takes place immediately after Moonlight and Forgotten.

A Night So Long
On AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/1815190
On ffnet – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10471169/1/A-Night-So-Long
On LJ -
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/89323032641/bethyl-prompt-daryl-and-beth-find-a-car-that-has-a-cd

Summary: Whenever they came across an abandoned vehicle Daryl and Beth would strip off everything usable, which was less and less these days, then Beth would search for a key. If she found one she would give the ignition a crank, not because she expected the vehicle to start, but because she hoped the CD player might.

Sometimes You Gotta Believe
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1809964
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10454358/1/Sometimes-You-Gotta-Believe
On LJ -
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/88901905621/twins

Summary: Written for the prompt “twins”. Beth was learning the basics of tracking. She also learned that what you find, isn’t always what you expect, and there are still painful memories to deal with for both she and Daryl.

Promises Broken
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2072511
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10589929/1/Promises-Broken
On LJ –
On Tumblr –

Summary: The weather had turned sharply colder in the last two days and Beth and Daryl both conceded that shelter, or at the very least, warmer clothing was now not only a necessity, but a priority. So they decided to investigate the next house they found - this house. But instead of shelter they found tragedy. (No character death)

On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1730420
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10401981/1/Closer
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/28577.html
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87597479891/closer

Summary: Daryl tries to teach Beth that there is more to hunting than tracking and hitting your target.

(Post “Alone”)

Solitaire -
AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1648310/chapters/3494723
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10356508/1/Solitaire
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/26889.html
On Tumblr –
Chapter 1 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86043677141/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-chapter-1-6
Chapter 2 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86158500656/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-2-6
Chapter 3 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86265021941/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-3-6
Chapter 4 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86333443741/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-4-6
Chapter 5 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86469492086/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-5-6
Chapter 6 - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/86822407681/solitaire-a-bethyl-fic-chapter-6-of-6-complete

Summary: Beth was going to find them all again. Or they would find her. But first she had to survive. (Takes place after the events of "Alone") A Beth story, but Bethyl implied. (Complete)

The Solace of Your Voice
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1441183
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10257497/1/The-Solace-of-Your-Voice
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/25653.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87952083616/the-solace-of-your-voice-bethyl-fanfiction

Summary: While traveling with Joe's group Daryl is haunted by Beth’s loss and struggles with who he is and who he was.

Words On Paper, Lift My Soul
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2372546
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10721771/1/Words-On-Paper-Lift-My-Soul
On LJ –
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/98639011986/words-on-paper-lift-my-soul-a-bethyl-fanfic

Summary: Hidden inside his vest, in the pocket closest to his heart, was Beth's diary. It was all he had left of her except memories. Surrounded by Joe and his 'claimers' Daryl has guarded her memory because there are some things that will never be part of Joe's "us". And when his heart is heaviest, he remembers, and when despair threatens, he reads.

Just Gone
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1417237
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10236641/1/Just-Gone
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/24502.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87514242241/just-gone-bethyl-fanfiction

Summary: Imprisoned in a boxcar in Terminus, Daryl Dixon must explain to Maggie Greene how he failed to keep her little sister safe.

I’m Not Nameless
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444378
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751902/1/I-Am-Not-Nameless
On LJ -
On Tumblr: -

Summary: A drabble based on one scene from the season five trailer. The only person Beth has even begun to befriend may not live long enough for that to happen.
Note: Where this fits in the grand scheme of my overall story sequence is a bit ambiguous. Could be before or after the rest of the group escapes from Terminus.

(Post Terminus)

Ya Gotta Have Faith
AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2450075
ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10754731/1/Ya-Gotta-Have-Faith
lj -
tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/99920053741/ya-gotta-have-faith-a-bethyl-fanfic

Summary: Maggie had seen the devastated look on Daryl’s face. It was not difficult to understand why. Miraculously, they were all together again. All except one. Post season five premiere.

I Won’t Let You Do This Alone
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444336
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751896/1/I-Won-t-Let-You-Do-This-Alone
On LJ –
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/98559492111/i-wont-let-you-do-this-alone-bethyl-fanfic

Summary: We all have scenes we want to see in the upcoming fifth season. Bethyl reunions and first kisses and professions of love. But there is also one more scene I want to see. I’ve done it here as a drabble. Based on season five spoiler speculation and my imagination.

On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1730384
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10401966/1/Twitch
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/28337.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87451809871/twitch

Summary: “You so much as twitch and this is goin’ through your right eye.” Daryl Dixon’s voice was low, his anger barely contained as he leveled his crossbow at the shabbily dressed stranger. (Reunion fic)

The Keeper of His Heart
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2011932
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588399/1/The-Keeper-of-His-Heart
On LJ –
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/92044757011/the-keeper-of-his-heart-bethyl-week-day-four

Summary: Rick knows Daryl has fallen under Beth’s spell, even if Daryl doesn’t know yet. Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr for the prompt word “Enchanted.”

Stumbling Towards Love
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2198235
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10645708/1/Stumbling-Towards-Love
On LJ –
On Tumblr -

Summary: Its funny the things you remember, Beth thought, like the chill that shivered through her when the warm skin on the inside of Daryl’s arm brushed against her bare shoulder. (Opening Flashback is set between seasons two and three)

The Final Honor
On AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/1716995
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10392303/1/The-Final-Honor
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/28022.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/87349115631/the-final-honor-a-bethyl-fanfic

Summary: Michonne needed to talk to Beth and Maggie. Now that they were back together, and the night was quiet, it was the perfect time.

In the Bedroom
On AO3 – http://archiveofourown.org/works/2444426
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10454433/1/In-the-Bedroom
On LJ - http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/29599.html
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/88519898911/in-the-bedroom

Summary: It had been ages since Maggie and Glenn had made love in a real bed. Tonight was the night. They hoped.

Little Hidden Secrets
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/1861788
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10491659/1/Little-Hidden-Secrets
On LJ – http://maddie-amber.livejournal.com/30082.html
On Tumblr - http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/90172608491/beth-has-a-tattoo

Summary: Over a week had passed before Maggie noticed, and then only because Glenn had brought it to her attention. That was when Maggie really began to watch her sister and Daryl. The change in their relationship was expressed in interactions much more subtle. (Maggie's POV. Post Terminus)

The Color of Blood in the Moonlight
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2011851
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588367/1/The-Color-of-Blood-in-the-Moonlight
On LJ- -
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/91839557521/the-color-of-blood-in-the-moonlight-bethyl-week

Summary: Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr, for the prompt word “Red”. Set after Terminus. There are still dangers, and lives are still lost.

Biker Bliss
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2011890
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588382/1/Biker-Bliss
On LJ- -
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/91940442681/biker-bliss-bethyl-week-day-three

Summary: Daryl Dixon used to think that the definition of bliss was a good motorcycle and the open road. But that has changed. Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr for the prompt word “Numb”.

Just a Memory
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2012088
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588419/1/Just-a-Memory
On LJ- -
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/92235281191/just-a-memory-bethyl-week-day-six

Summary: On the road to Alexandria – will Georgia become nothing more than a memory for Daryl and Beth? Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr for the prompt word “Memory”.

More Than Just Us
On AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/works/2012142
On ffnet - https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10588431/1/More-Than-Just-Us
On LJ- -
On Tumblr – http://maddieamber.tumblr.com/post/92323328116/more-than-just-us-bethyl-week-day-seven

Summary: Written for Bethyl Week on Tumblr, for the prompt word “Hope”.