Penname: Shae
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Member Since: December 27, 2014
Membership status: Member

I love Carol.  I love Daryl.  I love Carol and Daryl.  I love Caryl. 


Is there anything else to say? 


Big Grin


Finally on Tumblr.  I mostly reblog and gush about all kinds of fandom stuff with pretty pictures and cute animals thrown in every once in a wile, but sometimes you might find a little surprise or two.  Follow me there and see for yourself. 


Oh, and feel free to keep following me.  Right now I only have 4 brave souls taking the leap of faith. 


Things to remember about Shae:  she loves Carol, she loves Daryl, she loves Carol and Daryl, she loves Caryl, she loves cute animals, she loves pretty pictures, and she absolutely loves writing.  


Later.   

Stories [30] Series [0] Reviews [74] Prompts [1] Favorites [27]
 
Stories by Shae
Summary:

The obligatory collection of Caryl drabbles.  Wink

 

Multiple ratings and I won't rule out multiple universes, even though most of the ones I've written so far could conceivably fall somewhere within the show's timelines if we had nicer show runners, lol. 

 

Whole different shebang than my Say the Word collection. 


Categories: Drabbles, Season 1, Season 2, Season 2/3 Interlude, Season 3, Season 3/4 Interlude, Season 4, Season 4/5 Interlude, Season 5, Season 5/6 Interlude, Season 6, Season 6/7 Interlude, Season 7
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 150 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16537 Read Count: 32806
Published: December 27, 2016 Updated: July 09, 2017
Summary:

Carol watches.  She waits.  She feels like a jewelry box ballerina pirouetting in place, freedom just beyond her fingertips.


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Domestic Abuse (Actual)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2260 Read Count: 151
Published: March 06, 2016 Updated: March 06, 2016
Caged Bird by Shae Rated: T [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

The only view you've ever had is from the inside out...

 

Just Daryl and Carol, navigating life, love, and expectations. 

 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2667 Read Count: 447
Published: July 05, 2016 Updated: July 05, 2016
Chances Are by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 4] New!
Summary:

Across town, in a neighborhood much nicer than the one Merle Dixon called home, in an unfamiliar bed in her Uncle Dale’s house, Carol Mason was just waking up and greeting the first day of her summer vacation with a sleepy smile.  She was happily oblivious to Merle’s innocent mistake and the ways in which her carefully ordered life was about to be turned upside down with one knock on the wrong door. 

 

Then again, she wasn’t the only one. 

 

Teen Caryl AU. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Merle
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1221 Read Count: 122
Published: September 26, 2017 Updated: September 26, 2017
Counting Stars by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 115] New!
Summary:

The real story starts with a little girl lost in the woods.

 

Or, Daryl tells his daughter the story of how he met her mother. 

 

My response to the Nine Lives "Find Your G-Spot" June challenge.  Think The Princess Bride meets The Walking Dead.  Sort of, lol.  AU with appearances by multiple characters.  Rating subject to change. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Challenge Response
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 28473 Read Count: 2707
Published: June 25, 2017 Updated: October 10, 2017
Ebb by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Sometimes, Asskicker was a helluva lot more mature than her mama. 

In which Daryl makes a promise to Rick, and love knows no distance too great. 


Categories: Season 3, Alternate Universe
Characters: Lori
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3882 Read Count: 555
Published: February 26, 2016 Updated: March 02, 2016
Enough by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Post Season 3/Early Season 4 AU/Canon Divergence. 

 

What if Merle's ambush of the Governor had worked and he killed him?  With Michonne's help?  How would that have changed life at the Prison and the Woodbury community? 

 

Shae's attempt at course correction.  Wink

 

Andrea lives and things get even more complicated.  Milton pines.  Merle takes the grudging respect he's earned and ingratiates himself within the Prison community.  And Carol and Daryl?  They're growing into feelings that have been there all along. 

 

“Just want you, Sweetheart.  Anything else, well.  Don’t need it.  It’s a f****d up world we livin’ in.  Got enough right here."    

 

Family, Humor, Dixon Potty Mouth, a touch of Angst, and some (hopefully sweet and sexy) Smut. 


Categories: Season 4
Characters: Andrea
Genres: Baby Fic
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3212 Read Count: 263
Published: August 22, 2017 Updated: August 22, 2017
Even If by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

No matter how much he wants to look away—and he does, there’s heat singing along his veins and it has everything to do with her and that damn grin she ain’t even tryin’ to hold back—he don’t.  He just keeps starin’, and it’s like lookin’ into the fuckin’ sun, s’what it is.


Categories: Season 3/4 Interlude
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3663 Read Count: 383
Published: May 31, 2017 Updated: May 31, 2017
Fireworks by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

Carol and Daryl share a moment on a hot summer night. 


Categories: Season 7
Characters: Judith
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2177 Read Count: 504
Published: July 24, 2016 Updated: July 24, 2016
Kiss Me by Shae Rated: T [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

So.  I stumbled on some prompts about kissing.  And because the shipper in me is almost always inwardly screaming this to our babies every time they’re in close proximity onscreen, I decided why the hell not. 

 

 

 

 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Carol
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2220 Read Count: 183
Published: April 02, 2017 Updated: April 02, 2017
Love Unknown by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Her best friend had just proposed to her—her sweet, socially challenged, romantically stunted best friend, and she just couldn’t wrap her brain around what had just happened.

 

Non-ZA AU in which Carol and Daryl grew up as childhood friends.  AKA, the fic where Shae indulges in her weakness for the friends to lovers trope and the whole fake/forced marriage thing because apparently, already having a Caryl mail-order bride story on my resume just isn't enough, lol. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Carl, Ed Peletier, Sophia
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1225 Read Count: 185
Published: September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017
Rainbow by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

It’s a lazy day, peaceful and quiet. Nothing but the rain pattering against the foggy window and her soft, needy sighs filling the darkened room. 


Categories: Post-Series
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 980 Read Count: 287
Published: August 20, 2017 Updated: August 20, 2017
Say the Word by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

Just Carol and Daryl.  Doing stuff.  Thangs.  Big Grin


Categories: Oneshot, Operation Levity, Drabbles
Characters: Daryl
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2867 Read Count: 4098
Published: October 11, 2016 Updated: May 08, 2017
Something to Talk About by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 50] New!
Summary:

A collection of Caryl drabbles, ficlets, and one-shots all based on dialogue prompts I've either been sent or stumbled upon someplace or another.  Wink

 

Chapter 19:   She’s pale as porcelain and just as fragile in this moment, a broken doll crumpled in his shadow as bullets rain all around them, but he ain’t worried about the fight.  Only thing on his mind is her

 

Alternatively, something Shae hopes never happens onscreen. 


Categories: Headcanon, Oneshot, Drabbles, Season 1, Season 2, Season 2/3 Interlude, Season 3, Season 3/4 Interlude, Season 4, Season 4/5 Interlude, Season 5, Season 5/6 Interlude, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Universe
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 13785 Read Count: 3962
Published: May 15, 2017 Updated: October 15, 2017
Somewhere in Time by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 33] New!
Summary:

Another collection of 100 word drabbles. 

 

Everybody stand up and cheer, lol.


Categories: Headcanon, Drabbles, Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 2/3 Interlude, Season 3, Season 3/4 Interlude, Season 4, Season 4/5 Interlude, Season 5, Season 5/6 Interlude, Season 6, Season 6/7 Interlude, Season 7, Post-Series, In Exile, Alternate Universe, Family, Baby Fic
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3940 Read Count: 4093
Published: September 13, 2017 Updated: October 16, 2017
Stupid Cupid by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 31]
Summary:

Sorry for this silliness.  I’m blaming it on being sick, lol, and the following prompt:  “So.  Let me get this straight.  You want to hire me to be your date to a Valentine’s party?”

 


Categories: Season 3/4 Interlude, Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Holiday
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7511 Read Count: 2115
Published: February 10, 2017 Updated: February 21, 2017
Summertime by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

A collection of loosely related, non-sequential ficlets about Carol, Daryl, and Sophia and falling in love during summertime. With cameos from some familiar faces, of course. 

 

Rating subject to change. 


Categories: Alternate Universe, Family
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1235 Read Count: 249
Published: August 15, 2017 Updated: August 15, 2017
Summary:

”…it’s a funny thing.  Finding your soulmate at the end of the world.  All the bullshit is stripped away, leaving what matters most.“

 

Inspired by this dialogue prompt:  “Take the long way around." 

 

A post-Season 7 fluff piece.  Probably post-Season 8 or 9 or Series Finale with the pacing on this maddening show, lol, but I hope it gives you the happy feels, nonetheless. 


Categories: Post-Series, Oneshot
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 966 Read Count: 270
Published: April 30, 2017 Updated: April 30, 2017
Tease by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Tease

 

AKA a collection of fluff and smut and angst and silliness in 100 word snippets, because Shae is addicted to those, lol, and it’s always a fun challenge. 

 

 


Categories: Drabbles
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 888 Read Count: 1670
Published: August 01, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017
Tempered by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

It’s a lot, this plan.  To make it work, they’re going to have to walk directly into the fire.  But that’s the thing about her and Daryl.  They were forged from flames, broken down and remade into steel.  They’re not ashes.  They never will be again. 

 

Just a little something inspired by a certain picture posted today and a few teasing comments shared on tumblr with @geektaire. 

 

Since it distracted me from working on the latest chapter of Counting Stars, I figured I should share with the rest of the class.  Rated T for a little language.  Spoilers only in the sense that the picture that inspired it could be considered one.   

 

Nevertheless, read at your own risk.  Wink

 


Categories: Headcanon
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 520 Read Count: 263
Published: July 12, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017
Summary: Feature

She seemed to melt a little more with each knuckle that he kissed, opening her fingers like an unfurling flower, and by the time his mouth caressed her palm, one pale leg had risen to slink over his hip and the heat of her settled over the small of his back.  “I been lookin’, Sweetheart.  You just ain’t been payin’ attention for shit.” 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9928 Read Count: 2114
Published: April 13, 2016 Updated: April 28, 2016
Summary:

Carol and Daryl are neighbors.  Thanks to their dogs, they soon become family.  Are you still in-laws when the family that joins you together wear fur coats?  Rating subject to change. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6557 Read Count: 456
Published: May 15, 2016 Updated: September 18, 2016
The Intervention by Shae Rated: M Liked [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

In which Team Family are fed up with Daryl and Carol dancing around each other and decide to give them a little push. 

 

Set at the Prison (because I miss it like whoa).  Sometime between Seasons 3 and 4. 


Categories: Season 3/4 Interlude
Characters: Michonne
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 687 Read Count: 1012
Published: May 10, 2017 Updated: May 10, 2017
The Quiet Spaces by Shae Rated: G Liked [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

AU from that moment Glenn appealed to Daryl’s better senses and tried to stop him from going after Dwight.  He listens and things turn out differently, especially on one special day. 

 


Categories: Oneshot, Season 6/7 Interlude, Season 7, Alternate Universe
Characters: Glenn
Genres: Baby Fic
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 778 Read Count: 262
Published: February 06, 2017 Updated: February 06, 2017
The Three Gifts by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Just some Caryl Christmas schmoopiness with pinches here and there of other characters and pairings. 


Categories: Alternate Universe, Family
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Holiday
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7885 Read Count: 1749
Published: December 06, 2016 Updated: December 26, 2016
The Way Back by Shae Rated: T Liked [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

She was going home.  To a place--a town--that she hadn't set foot in since she was nineteen years old. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Merle
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12530 Read Count: 521
Published: October 05, 2016 Updated: November 22, 2016
Summary:

"You got somethin' to say, you spit it out. No more goin' behind my back, writin' letters to women I ain't ever laid eyes on."


Categories: Alternate Universe, Family
Characters: Andrea
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14859 Read Count: 3085
Published: November 04, 2015 Updated: August 27, 2017
Summary:

She must be dreaming.  That’s the only logical explanation. 


Categories: Season 2/3 Interlude
Characters: None
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2776 Read Count: 323
Published: April 25, 2017 Updated: April 25, 2017
Summary:

Outside his bedroom window, a battlefield still burns. 

 

 


Categories: Oneshot, Season 1, Season 2, Season 2/3 Interlude, Season 3, Season 3/4 Interlude, Season 4, Season 4/5 Interlude, Season 5, Season 5/6 Interlude, Season 6, Season 6/7 Interlude, Season 7
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2983 Read Count: 466
Published: February 27, 2017 Updated: February 27, 2017
Summary:

She was tired of worrying about what other people thought.  Carol divorces Ed and grabs life by the balls.  Or maybe just a certain Dixon male.  *insert evil grin here*  Note:  Rating subject to change. 


Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Sophia
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 33648 Read Count: 2287
Published: January 02, 2016 Updated: April 04, 2016