“Worries” Daryl Dixon x Reader
Word Count: 1,355
Daryl Dixon x Reader
Request from Anon: Could you please write an imagine with Daryl where the reader is 19 and they’re in love but he feels insecure about the age difference between them?
Warnings: Fluff, slight smut (barely)
You wake up in bed, Daryl’s bare chest pressed up against your back, heat radiating between the two of your bodies in the cold air. His arm is around you, holding you tightly as he sleeps. You smile and scoot yourself closer, happy to be in his arms.
You try to go back to sleep, but the sunlight coming through the window made that impossible. Not wanting to wake Daryl up, you try and slowly lift his arm off of you, but fail as every little movement made his body twitch- he is a light sleeper. You try and stay there as long as possible, but the need to pee eventually overruns your want to not wake him up. You try to be as gentle as possible as you squirm out of his grasp and slide out of bed.
“Don’t go.” Daryl mumbles, half asleep.
“I’ll be back, give me a minute.” You kiss his forehead. You exit the room and walk down the hallway, entering the bathroom. Something nice about Alexandria is having running water to be able to flush a toilet and brush your teeth. Personal hygiene has come to be a luxury in this world, so it was like heaven to be able to have this.
You pee and brush your teeth quickly before getting back in bed with Daryl. He immediately pulls you back into the position that you were in before you got up. You can feel his erection pushing into your back, making you laugh.
“Better get rid of that thing before you go on that run of yours today.” You teased, making Daryl groan.
“Unless ya wanna help me, I’ll just wait for it to go away on its own.”
“Mm, Daryl, if you wanted me to help out, all you had to do was ask.” You smirk, rubbing your butt up against him. He stifles a moan, grabbing your hips to guide you. “But unfortunately, I promised Rick I’d watch Judith this morning. Sorry.” You get up.
“You’re such a tease.” Daryl groans as he watches you slid your pants on.
“You love me.”
“Ya lucky that I do.” He smiles up at you. You lean down and give him a kiss before leaving and heading over to Rick’s place.
You and Daryl started dating back at the prison. You had been in their group since the start, and there had always been this thing between the two of you going unspoken. At first, he was being overly protective of you, acting more of a big brother figure than anything. You were only fifteen at the time and both of your parents had died from turning into walkers. For some reason, he felt like it was his need to protect you. He didn’t trust Shane to do it. It then turned into more of a friendship once you got to the farm, and you two could talk about anything with each other. He was your rock, and you were his.
You had turned eighteen at the prison, and you had feelings for Daryl that you didn’t think you ever would. Not to mention, Daryl was starting to see you differently as well. He finally stopped thinking of you as a little girl.
There was a lot of sexual tension between the two of you, but both of you were hesitant to make any moves. Neither of you knew exactly how the other felt and you didn’t want to risk your friendship over anything. But, one night, the two of you were sharing a cell together because you had a nightmare. The threat of the governor was all too real and that fear was leaking into your dreams. You ran into Daryl’s cell at some hour in the night and lied down next to him. He didn’t even need to ask you what wrong- he immediately knew. You were cuddled up next to him, feeling safe in his arms, and somehow that gave you the spark of confidence you needed. You pressed your lips to his, him immediately kissing you back. Ever since that night, you two had been together. You love him more than you could ever imagine.
You smile as you reminisce about your past with him, walking into Rick’s house to see Carl feeding Judith breakfast.
“Hey.” You wave, walking over to him so you could take over feeding duties.
“Thanks for watching her.” Rick came into sight. “I was going to have Carol do it but she had something to do, I don’t know.”
“It’s no problem, I don’t mind hanging out with this cutie.” You smile at Judith.
“Daryl, Glenn, Michonne, and I should be back by tonight. If we ain’t, go find Carl and tell him to watch Judith so you can come find us. We’ll just be in the next town over getting more medical supplies.” Rick grabs his gun, ready to head out the door.
“Okay, be safe. And tell Daryl that I love him.” Rick and Carl both leave the house, leaving you alone to take care of the little girl.
The day goes by rather quickly and before you know it, Rick is back at the house, relieving you of your babysitting duties.
“Be careful, Y/N, Daryl’s in a mood.” Rick warned you before you left his house.
“Why?” You frown.
“Glenn was makin’ some comments that upset him. You talk to him about it yourself.”
You walk back over to your house, and find Daryl sitting on the couch staring blankly at the wall. You open the door, taking off your shoes before you go sit next to him. He relaxes when he sees you but something is still obviously bothering him.
“What’s going on?” You ask him, putting your hand on his knee.
“I just, I don’ know, I’m gettin’ old.” He frowns.
“You’re not old, Daryl.” You laugh, not believing that he’s even upset about that.
“Old to be datin’ a nineteen year old, yeah.”
You frown at hearing this. He’s never even once voiced his concern about the age difference between the two of you. Yeah, it was a pretty big difference, but you didn’t really think it mattered. The two of you were in love, nothing else mattered.
“Age has nothing to do with anything when it comes to relationships.” You frown, making him face you. He had been avoiding looking at you the entire time.
“I don’ want you to leave me for someone younger. Someone who aint double your age. Shit, Y/N, you’re closer to Carl’s age than you are mine.”
“If this is about whatever Glenn was telling you today-“
“It’s not.” Daryl cut you off. “It’s somethin’ I been thinking about for a while.”
“Daryl,” you sigh. “I’m never going to leave you for anyone. I promise. I don’t care about the age difference between us. You make me incredibly happy, happier than anyone else could. I love you.”
“I love you too,” He smiles. You love seeing him smile, you don’t get to see it often enough. “I’m sorry for freakin’ out. Just been bothering me for a while.”
“It shouldn’t. And you should have told me sooner. I would have rather not heard that from Rick.”
“Yeah, I think Rick’s kinda annoyed at me. I yelled at Glenn for givin’ me shit.” Daryl admits.
“You gotta have known that Glenn was joking, though.”
“I did, but like I said, just been botherin’ me for a while.”
You don’t respond, you just start kissing him. He pulls you up onto his lap, putting his hands underneath your shirt as your hands grasp his hair. You start grinding your hips over his lower area, feeling it harden underneath you.
“Now, I do believe I owe you back for this morning.” You pull away from the kiss.
“Eh, maybe tomorrow.” Daryl teases.
“Oh shut up and kiss me.”
Part Two HERE