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Summary:

Post 6x14. Alternative version of Season 7. Slow burn.

Healing is not an event. It is a process, a long road with bumps along the way. Although Carol needed to start the journey by herself, she eventually finds that it is better to have someone walking down the path with her.

Daryl will do whatever he can to help her, even when trouble back in Alexandria threatens to push them into war.


Rated: M
Categories: Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Carol, Daryl, Dwight, Glenn, Maggie, Michonne, Morgan, Negan, Rick, Rosita, Tobin
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Carol/Other (Temp), Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Completed: No
Word count: 32735 Read: 4154
Published: October 07, 2016 Updated: February 11, 2018



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Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended

1. Prologue by RandomCat [Reviews - 11] Liked (747 words)

This story was born out of the same thought process that led to "Good Enough," except in this version there's a lot more healing and a lot more Daryl.

2. The First 48 Hours by RandomCat [Reviews - 4] Liked (3782 words)

You people are just too sweet. I gave you less than 800 words and got so much support in return. Hug

So happy to hear people are interested. Thanks so much for reading this thing!!

Carol POV

3. A Place to Settle by RandomCat [Reviews - 8] Liked (3287 words)

 Carol POV

4. Gale Song by RandomCat [Reviews - 4] Liked (4310 words)

Daryl's POV.  Takes place before the Prologue and during Chapter 1. Title of this chapter comes from the song by The Lumineers of the same name.

5. The Agreement by RandomCat [Reviews - 8] Liked (3265 words)

Carol POV

6. A Change of Plans by RandomCat [Reviews - 4] Liked (4878 words)

So, I realize that the show is apparently still taking place in the summer. Not sure how that timeline works out, because they got to Alexandria in the summer and it's definitely been more than a few months since then...Anyway, long story short, I'm sticking with my 'winter is coming' timeframe!

Daryl POV

7. War Looms by RandomCat [Reviews - 1] (4175 words)

Daryl POV

Please note the rating change.

8. Ghosts by RandomCat [Reviews - 4] Liked (3118 words)

Carol POV

9. Confession by the Creek by RandomCat [Reviews - 0] Liked (5173 words)