“Shhh, bubba, daddy will be back soon,” you hush as the baby in your arms squirms and goes to cry. You rock your body to settle him as you walk around the kitchen, making yourself a sandwich for lunch. As your baby falls asleep, you place him in the pop up cot in the living room and eat your meal in silence. You quickly do some chores around the house as you wait for Daryl to come home from hunting, then give the baby some milk when he starts to stir again.
“There ya go little man,” you coo as his tiny fingers hold onto yours as you hold he bottle. You’d never thought you could love another human being this much, apart from Daryl of course, but your little bundle made your heart swell like never before. There was a small tap at your front door and you opened it to find Rick standing there.
“Hope I’m not interrupting Merle’s lunch,” he whispers, looking down at the baby’s little chubby cheeks moving as he gulps down the milk.
“No, don’t be silly, come in!” You smile, letting him walk past.
“How’s the night feeds treating you?”
“Oh god, they’re tough. I find myself napping when he does during the day to catch up on sleep!” You laugh.
“That’s good, you’ve got to look after yourself as well. How’s Daryl doing?”
“He’s a natural, honestly, I was unsure about how he’d adjust, but he’s perfect. Makes me so proud, he’s an amazing dad.”
“That’s great,” Rick smiles as Merle finishes his milk and starts making little noises.
“Ooh, do you want a cuddle with uncle Rick?” You say, holding his little hand.
“Uncle Rick definitely wants a cuddle!” Rick beams as you walk over to him and carefully transfer him to his arms. Rick rocks him, staring at his little button nose and wiggling his hand.
“Uncle Rick has a question for mummy actually. Judith was wondering if Merle was available for a sleepover tonight?” He asks, making funny faces at Merle.
“Haha, is Judith fed up with Carl?”
“A little, she needs someone to boss about I think, and Merle is top of her list!”
“Well, I think he would love it! I’ll check with Daryl when he gets back.”
“Erm, look, I’m not meant to say this, but it was Daryl’s idea. He has something planned tonight for you,” Rick admits.
“Oh! Right, okay, that’s… exciting! I’ll go get Merle’s bag ready then,” you smile. When you come back down, Rick’s stroking Merle’s little cheek as his eyes begin to close.
“Here’s his bits. He’ll need another feed in a few hours, then maybe twice during the night if he wakes up grumpy. He needs this to fall asleep, and take his little pillow as well, it’ll help him sleep,” you ramble.
“(Y/N), it’s okay, don’t worry, I’ve got this. Just try and enjoy the peace and quiet for the night,” Rick smiles.
“I’ll try. Bye bye baby, have fun at Uncle Rick’s, be a good boy. And no being mean to Judy,” you whisper at Merle, who was now asleep in Rick’s arms. He picks up his arm and waves it at you, then gives you a kiss on the cheek before he leaves, carefully carrying the little bundle to his house. You sit in the living room for a while, lost now that Merle wasn’t here, then Daryl comes in the door, chucking his bag down and heading straight for you.
“Hey you,” he whispers, “how you doin’ without little man?”
“Not great, I miss him, even though I could probably see him from our bedroom window,” you pout playfully.
“Aww, it is pretty quiet actually.”
“I hear this was your idea anyway,” you wink.
“Wha’? Rick told ya?”
“You know he’s rubbish at keeping secrets! He told Michonne I was pregnant about 2 seconds after we told him to keep it quiet!”
“True. Shoulda known. Well, I jus’ wanted us to spend some time together again, y'know, like before,” he mumbles.
“That’s sweet,” you smile, and lean over to kiss him. He’s on your lips straight away and doesn’t hesitate to take your face in his hands and pull you towards him. He lays back on the sofa, bringing you down to lay on top of him, then grinds into your hips as you start to moan. His hand goes down in between you both and unzips himself, then pulls your skirt up and your panties down. He thrusts inside you with urgency and you gasp at the feeling you hadn’t been able to have for a few months.
“Fuck!” You cry out. Leaning up, you quickly take your top and bra off, then push Daryl’s top up and over his head as well.
“I need ya so bad,” he pants, his hips bucking into you relentlessly. You try and lean away as it almost becomes painful, but he pulls you down onto him hard.
“Daryl! God!” You cry out as he dips his hand between you both and applies pressure onto your clit.
“(Y/N). Fuck ya feel so good,” he exhales. It doesn’t take long for you to both reach your highs and you both shut your eyes tightly as you come.
“Oh my god,” you whisper as you come down from your high, your pussy so sensitive it sends shivers through your body when he pulls out.
“I love ya,” Daryl smiles, stroking your hair away from your face as you lay on his chest.
“I love you too. Thanks for being the perfect husband and dad,” you reply. He sighs and holds you closer to him, feeling your heartbeat on his.