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Summary:

Carol and Daryl make their way to the quarry camp at the onset of the zombie apocalypse. Only when their worlds collide will old wounds begin to heal.  This epic begins with backstory and then follows canon through season 1 episode 3, with some “missing scenes” added. Later, the story diverges dramatically from the show, while still remaining set in the zombie apocalypse. The ensemble cast grows throughout the epic and will eventually include most of the major characters from the show.  


Rated: M
Categories: Headcanon, Pre-Series, Season 1
Characters: Abraham, Amy, Andrea, Axel, Beth, Bob, Carl, Carol, Dale, Daryl, Ed Peletier, Eugene, Father Gabriel, Glenn, Guillermo, Haley, Hershel, Jacqui, Jim, Karen, Lilly, Lori, Luke, Maggie, Meghan, Merle, Michonne, Mika, Morales, Morgan, Negan, Noah, Original Character(s), Patrick, Randall, Rick, Rosita, Sasha, Shane, Sophia, T-Dog, Tara, The Governor, Tomas, Tony, Tyreese, Zach
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Carol/Other (Temp), Domestic Abuse (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 68 Completed: No
Word count: 186417 Read: 13132
Published: July 24, 2017 Updated: October 18, 2017



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Story Notes:

“The wound is the place where the light enters you” – Rumi.   

This re-write will combine two pieces I published on fanfic.net (“Cleaning Up Will Dixon’s Mess” and “Home Was a Dream”). It won't match up completely with those stories - some scenes will be added, some will be deleted, others will be shortened or edited. My OC character Darlene's relationship has been changed to that of Merle's ex-girlfriend in this version.  

1. Cleaning Up Will Dixon's Mess by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 7] Liked (2298 words)

Disclaimer: I don’t own any recognizable characters or settings and no copyright infringement is intended. 

2. Superflu by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3103 words)

3. Locked Up by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3012 words)

4. Trapped by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3492 words)

5. Looting by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2769 words)

6. You and Me, Brother by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2715 words)

7. On the Heels of the Big Dog by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 3] Liked (2207 words)

8. An Unexpected Phone Call by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2373 words)

9. Boredom by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3057 words)

10. A New Beginning by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2920 words)

11. Thick as Thieves by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2997 words)

PART II: Merle and Daryl plan to rob the quarry camp. It shouldn't be hard to do. After all, these fools have no common sense. But Daryl is plagued by a meddlesome conscience and his fondness for a little girl. (Here the tale will follows canon through the first three episodes of season one, while filling in missing scenes and weaving in some background, before swerving onto a different path.)  

12. Venison and Cards by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3220 words)

13. Confession by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3121 words)

14. Fight by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3140 words)

15. An Offer by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2278 words)

16. An Agreement by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2310 words)

17. Alone by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2375 words)

18. Determination by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 3] Liked (3299 words)

19. Vatos by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2306 words)

PART III: And now’s where things go entirely AU. We will remain set in the zombie apocalypse, with many tie-ins to the show, but events aren’t necessarily going to transpire the same way. There will be twist and turns and many familiar faces. You’ll just be meeting them in different times and places. Enjoy the journey.

20. Relationship Advice by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2547 words)

21. Homecoming by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 3] Liked (2316 words)

22. Tracking Carol by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2555 words)

23. Escape by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (1983 words)

24. Rescue by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2121 words)

25. Arrival by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2321 words)

26. Turning by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2737 words)

27. Dinner and a Burial by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2687 words)

28. Moving On by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3533 words)

29. Wine and Cheese by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3295 words)

30. Wrong Room by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2447 words)

31. The Game of Life by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2665 words)

32. Lessons with Daryl by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2484 words)

33. On the Road Again by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2626 words)

34. Graveyard by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2811 words)

35. Sex Ed by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2923 words)

36. Clearing Lessons by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (1974 words)

37. Killing Time by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2461 words)

38. He's Your Brother, But He's Not Good for You by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2252 words)

39. Old Yeller by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2843 words)

40. Recruiting by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2424 words)

41. Hiding by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (1772 words)

42. Refugees by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (1933 words)

43. Living Arrangements by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2398 words)

44. Different Than They Used to Be by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2694 words)

45. Redneck Jokes by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2612 words)

46. A Quiet Evening by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3022 words)

47. Frog Gigging by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (3035 words)

48. Blooming Together by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2470 words)

49. Clothes Shopping by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3055 words)

I accidentally posted chapter 50 as chapter 49. Here is the correct chapter. Sorry for any confusion. 

50. Girls' Night by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2960 words)

Originally, I accidentally posted this as chapter 49. The correct chapter 49 is now up if you missed it. 

51. Autumn by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3289 words)

52. A Series of Shocks and Surprises by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3574 words)

53. A Gain and a Loss by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (3265 words)

54. Daryl's Middle Name by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3014 words)

55. Taking Things Slowly by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (3868 words)

56. Giving Gifts and Advice by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2825 words)

57. How to Make Love to a Woman by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2825 words)

58. Finally! by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2480 words)

59. A Monster in the Dark by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 3] Liked (2966 words)

60. First Time by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (3005 words)

61. A Discovery in the Diner by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2593 words)

62. News and New Friends by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (2900 words)

63. Packing and Unpacking by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 2] Liked (3322 words)

64. A Plan for Terminus by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2497 words)

65. Love Languages by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2387 words)

66. Mission Accomplished by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 0] Liked (2772 words)

67. Newcomers by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] Liked (2559 words)

68. A Tale of Woodbury by ICanStopAnyTime [Reviews - 1] (3328 words)