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Daryl asks Carol to be his recruiting partner. She has conditions. One shot. Set roughly after 5x13 "Forget". Starts with pushup contest between Daryl & Michonne & ends angsty, with Daryl asking Carol to recruit with him and watch his back. But Carol's not sure if her loss-tattered heart can bear that much proximity to the man she's come to love all too much.
Categories: Season 5
, FamilyCharacters: Abraham
, RomanceWarnings: Adult Language
December 19, 2016 Updated:
December 19, 2016
This started out as a way to examine all the reasons I thought Daryl and Carol would make a great recruiting team, but it turned out they were both trying to give each other a real home but hadn't had the leverage to make it work just yet. I had a nice time letting them both even the playing field with each other.
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1. Chapter 1 by Trogdor19 [Reviews - 16] (5037 words)
Author's Note: This is set roughly after episode 5x13 Forget, when Daryl accepts the job as recruiter for Alexandria, but doesn't follow any canon events after that. Starts with a push up contest between a bunch of the group, so if you're not in the mood for fluff, maybe skip ahead to the porch part where it's just Daryl, Carol, a little bit of angst, two people who know each other all too well, and the nibbling possibility of a better future for both of them.