Daryl x Reader - I love you (One shot)
3. “Not because I hate you, but because I love you.”
Fandom: The Walking Dead
Pairing: Daryl Dixon x Reader
Prompt taken from hyenaswritings ‘s list
English is not my first language so, sorry for eventual grammatical errors.
Set on season 2
Warning: fluff, sexual situation, a little bit of angst (just a little, the rest is all love for Daryl ♥
It was supposed to be a drabble but I wrote a oneshot
Plot: Daryl is upset because he can’t find Sophia and for this reason he distance himself from everybody, even from (Y/n).
It’s been three days since we arrived at the Greene’s farm.
Even if we have to camp outside, in the RV, it’s good to finally stay in a safe place.
However, if our situation got better, something change.
First of all, Sophia got separated from us while we were running away from a horde of walkers.
Everyday all of us went outside, in the forest, looking for her, but without success.
Her disappearance didn’t affect just Carol, but Daryl too.
Me and Daryl were close, he and his brother saved me from a walker at the beginning of the apocalypse, then we grow close when the group left Merle on a roof during a ran. However, after Sophia’s disappearance, he started to change. Every time he came back from the forest, he was angry, he talked back at all of us, including me, and that hurts so much.
Today was no different. I saw Daryl walking to the stable, so I decide to go after him.
stranger! Where are you going?”
Daryl doesn’t stop and keep walking: “I take an horse and go outside, lookin’ for the little girl”
He sounds annoyed, but I keep talking to him anyway: “Can I come with you? I’m pretty good at riding”
Daryl stops and turns around at me: “Listen, just leave me alone, all of you must leave me alone! Just because I saved your life and open myself to you after what happened to my brother, doesn’t mean that I care about you or that your special. AND NOW LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE”.
I couldn’t believe it.
It’s true thathe just broke my heart, I deeply care about him, but that was enough to make me angry: “You know what? You aren’t the only one that is suffering. Carol is suffering, everybody are suffering because all of us love Sophia! Don’t you think that I suffer just at the thought that she’s alone and scared out there? Just because you’re upset, it doesn’t mean you have to treat everyone like shit! Especially people who deeply care about you:”
I turn around before he could see my tears, and run toward the farm.
Today I help Maggie and Patricia with the dishes, both of them could see that I was upset, but I didn’t want to talk about that. I just wash the dishes in silence.
I keep thinking about Daryl and the things he said to me.
Of course I didn’t think that he could feel something for me, but I couldn’t believe that I was nothing to him.
Suddenly there was commotion outside, so I run toward the RV.
Shane and Rick were arguing with Andrea.
Rick turns to me: “There’s a walker there, Andrea wants to shoot him but the shot could draw walkers here”.
In the distance I could see a silhouette, it was stumbling toward us.
Without thinking I take my knife and start running in its direction.
As I get
closer to it, that silhouette became clear…it was Daryl!
All of sudden I hear a shot and Daryl fall to the ground.
“No!” I start crying and when I finally reach him I check where the wound is.
In that moment Rick, Shane and Andrea reach us.
I listen Andrea gasps: “oh god, I thought it was a walker”
Anger rise up in my body, I stand up and grab here by her shoulders:
“ How could you!? Didn’t they tell you not shoot?!” I scream while pointing at Rick and Shane who take Daryl up.
“(Y/n) calm down, it’s just a scrape, we take
him to Hershel so he can check him up”.
Of course Shane would back-up Andrea.
I stay with Daryl in his room, he didn’t wake up yet.
I skipped dinner, I was too worried.
Hershel said that the bullet just scrape him, the main problem was the dehydration and the wound on his leg.
Apparently, he fell from the horse.
Suddenly he starts to move and moan: “Where am I?”
I was so happy
that without thinking I stood up from the chair and hugged him, forgetting
about his state:
“Oh god, you’re okay! I thought I lost you”.
confused but put an arm around me: “What happened?”
I tell him about Andrea, and how lucky he was that she hasn’t a good aim, he laughed at that.
decided to leave him to rest, so I got up and start heading to the door when I
feel a grip on my wrist:
“Please stay….I need you..I didn’t mean what I told you earlier today”.
I was taken aback; I smiled at him and lay down beside him: “ That’s fine, but I’m still angry at you”.
After two days Daryl was ready to go back to his tent, again he distance himself from us, and , after what he told me when he was recovering I decide to confront him.
It was dinner time so I took a dish for him.
Once I arrive to his tent I give him the food and sit with him.
silence, and I couldn’t take it anymore: “Ok, what do you want from me?”
He look up from the plate with wided eyes: “ what do you mean?”
I continue: “Before we were so close, we talk about anything, then you tell me that you don’t care about me, that I’m not special and brake my heart, and a few hours later you beg me to stay with you because you need me. WHAT DO YOU WANT DARYL DIXON?”
Tears start to fall from my eyes: “why do you play with my feelings? Why do you hate me so much”
I stand up, ready to leave him alone, but suddenly he stand up too, and walk toward me: “Damn! It’s not because I hate you, but because I love you”.
I look at him with a surprised look on my face.
He loves me?
“I love you ok? I was scared because there is a chance to lose you, and I didn’t want to suffer. But when I was out there, and I was delirious, the only thing I could think was you, I made it to the farm because of you, you gave me the strength to fight because I wanted to see you again and tell you what I really feel”.
After that he starts to lean down, I stood on my tip and we crush our lips together.
This kiss was full of love and care.
while we parted: “I will never hurt you again (Y/n).”
He lean down to kiss me again, the kiss became more passionate, his tongue parts my lips and make love with my tongue.
We went into his tent and started to take off our clothes. That was the best night of my life.
I wake up to the sound of birds chirping.
I was slump on Daryl’s chest, memory from the previous night come back at me, and I can’t help but smile.
feel kisses on my head: “Good morning (Y/n)”
I smile and kiss his chest: “Good morning babe”
me with his arms and say: “You wore me out yesterday”
I giggle: “Told you I was good at riding”
He laughed and kisses my head.
Finally I was happy in the arms of my beloved redneck.