Imagine Daryl cheating on you not knowing that you're pregnant
(Wooo more angst I guess :3 Hope it is as requested and you all like it :3 Gif not mine/found it on google/credit to the original owner.)
You were both arguing again. About what? He couldn’t remember and neither could you but you were now just both screaming at each other.
Finally, it suddenly stop and you both got quiet. With nothing else to say, he just exhaled and dipped his head down. Staring at his feet, he wondered what had happen between you and him to get like this.
He turned his back to you slowly and walked towards the door to leave, it just seemed right to let you have your space.
Before walking out, he looked back at you only to hear the sound your voice.
“I love you Daryl…”
He turned back and closed the door. Those words he had heard them a thousand times and never once had he ever gotten tired of them but this time something was off.
He couldn’t figure out if you were sincere about it or not and just took some time to reflect on everything.
In the few weeks of your arrival to Alexandria, the two of you had seem to drift apart and argue a lot more. Your happiness and joyful attitude had seem to change.
Anything would seem to bother you and you would just seem to push him away whenever he would try to comfort you, making him frustrated.
When he’d leave you alone for some time, you’d get even more frustrated and as he’d come back to your side, the fight between you and him would only seem to get worse.
He hated that feeling of pushing you away and the feeling of you pushing him away. He thought to himself that he would do anything to make you happier again but with everything going on and everything that had happen, even he himself found it hard to be positive.
As he sat on the couch, he just didn’t felt like he could sleep on it again this night and decided to get up and walk out to see what the others were up to.
He thought of going to Aaron’s for a late snack, knowing that he and Eric would welcome him, and walked towards where his house was.
He walked the road with his head down, hands in his pocket to keep himself warm when suddenly he felt someone walk by.
He looked back and realized it was Rosita. Oddly, seeing here walk just as him, made him curious and he just had to ask.
“Hey…Where are you going at this hour?”
She turned in surprised, seeming to not have noticed him earlier and simply sighed.
“To Spencer’s house…”
She seemed embarrassed about saying it and could only seem to hope to be able to leave soon before further questioning.
She was about to turn around as it got quiet but somehow Daryl just had to keep talking to her.
“W-what are you doing there? Is it cause of Abraham?”
He knew the answer but he felt an urge of being indiscreet and wanted her to answer honestly.
She ended up being pissed and just nodded.
“Yeah…well now you know the answer…Can I go now?”
From her answer, he just seemed to understand what was going on with her. Looking for someone to comfort in a time when the person you love the most had just threw you away, just seemed to suddenly appeal to him.
Him and her were on the same page and it would just seem fine to be the one to help her out while her to do so for him.
He walked closer to her and casually just asked her honestly.
“How about you forget about him for tonight…Let’s go to your house…”
She raised her eyebrow and knowing how much him and you loved each other she just couldn’t understand as to what was happening.
She stepped back and bluntly asked him. Nervously, he told her everything and ended up walking to her house.
Just as he expected to happen, he spent the night with her and tried to forget about the fight you and him had.
While he left, you had cried to yourself, thinking about everything. You didn’t knew as to where this whole frustration came to you but you just felt suffocated with everything lately.
It was easy to be pissed off and it would always seem that you would let it out the instant Daryl would be around.
You hated yourself for it each time you would later reflect on it and remembering his sad expression, only made it worse.
You wanted it to change, to go back to the time where everything was sweet and nice with him. To the time, when it was easy to laugh and forgive each other after stupid little arguments.
You knew it had something to do with you and you just had to figure it out. You thought about it over the night and eventually fell to sleep.
The next morning you woke up and oddly Daryl wasn’t on the couch. You stopped to think for a while but believing that he might sleep at Aaron’s or Rick’s, you simply nodded and walked to over to make breakfast.
In the meanwhile, he was spending the morning in Rosita house’s still holding her. He felt bad to leave you like that but thinking that you might need some time he stayed with her and they later ate breakfast as well.
You sat there expecting him to come back anytime soon but as you realized the time of the day, you decided you needed to figure out what was happening with yourself.
You needed to talk to someone and decided to join Denise in the infirmary. As you helped her out with whatever she needed, you both talked and she made you realize something.
“Well maybe your mood swings…and your sensitivity to smell…it’s all linked to you being pregnant…When was your last period?”
As she said that, you stopped whatever you were doing and stared up at her. In thought, you counted the last time you had your period and realized it was quite some time ago.
She noticed your silence and questioned further, “Do you and Daryl…use condoms when you both…”
You shook your head remembering the last time you and him had been together intimately and just slumped down to sit on the nearby chair.
Nervously, you didn’t know how to react properly. Were you happy about the possibility or would it break you and him even more, you couldn’t know at that moment and it scared you.
As Denise noticed you, she got closer to you and went in to rub your back for comfort.
“Look I think you can take a test here just to be sure…maybe you’re not and it’s something else…Whatever it is we’ll figure it out ok!”
You wiped your little tears and nodded to her. A test wouldn’t hurt you and if you really were pregnant then you thought you that it might be better to learn it now.
As you were about to take the test, Daryl was just quietly leaving Rosita’s house for the day and was hoping to go check on you.
However, something in his hear and mind told him that you might push him away again, making him turn to look at Rosita as he stood by the door.
In a mumble, he simply eyed her and said, “I’ll be back for tonight…Wait for me ok…”
She sighed and asked him about you but he simply shrugged and explained his reasoning. She ended up agreeing and told him to quickly leave before anyone would see him walk out of her house.
You ended up finding the truth behind your frustration and sickness. You were pregnant, two lines on both of the tests that you took.
Your heart thumped and you thought of everything. Was he really going to be okay with this? You remembered you both talked about wanting a family together but that was back when everything was sunshine and flowers between you not like this.
You weren’t even sleeping in the same house at this point and the thought of bringing a child into an unhappy family saddened you.
As you sat in deep thought and discussion with Denise, she tried her best to make you realize that it wasn’t as bad.
She tried to convince you of Daryl’s kind heart and how he would certainly understand and probably make things right with you.
Although, you could see it, you expressed to her that you felt bad for the way you had been treating him.
“I-I don’t to think an apology will be enough…”
She didn’t knew what to say and you both got quiet for a while until an idea occurred to her.
“How about you make a nice diner for him…and maybe make a surprise about your pregnancy announcement while at it…I’m sure he’ll appreciate it…”
The idea made you smile and only sweet memories about him getting you dinner whenever you were hungry, came to you. You realized it was in times like that, that you would both just fall for one another.
You ended up nodding and with some confidence you agreed.
“Alright I like that idea…A new start for me and him…and our little one…”
She smiled to hear you and you both got to work on different ideas of how to present the whole thing to him.
Not wanting to rush anything, you decided to truly prepare it for him in the few days that followed.
While at it, he had been spending his night’s at Rosita for her company and had lied to you about just wanting to hang out with Aaron.
You didn’t question him any further thinking that it would be better to surprise him at the right moment and just let him his space.
He didn’t want to be apart from you but your distantness just seemed it was better to let you on your own for a while.
With Rosita, he was able to talk and just feel comforted enough to not want to leave it so soon. He knew it was wrong but something about it was just worth it to him as long as no one found out.
She wouldn’t ever replace what he feels for you but it was something new to him and a breath of fresh air that he needed for the time being.
One evening, after him and her had just had sex, he remembered you passing by him and telling him to come for dinner as he walked outside.
He knew it meant you were fine enough to talk again and finally felt like he needed to spend the rest of the night with you. He explained himself to her and she understood, letting him leave.
You sat waiting anxiously at home, hoping he’ll be back soon and really just couldn’t wait to tell him of the news.
In the days leading to this moment, you grew to love the idea of having your own child and could just imagine how lively your life would get.
You barely could sit still in your seat and as soon as your door was opened, you got up from the kitchen table to peer over.
It was Daryl and you cracked a smile at him. He lowered his gaze as he would whenever he would get nervous and made you chuckle.
To hear your laughter, made him feel better and realized how much he had missed you. However, at the same time that smile and sound, stung his heart and reminded him of what he had been doing behind your back, making his hesitate to smile so much.
He walked over to see you and greeted you in a low tone. You nodded and shyly welcomed him.
He sat across from you and smiled to see the food you had cooked. He smelled it and just felt back at home and slowly seemed to forget about everything that had happen.
You both ate quietly for a moment, not knowing the right words to say. Stealing glances at each other, you smiled and notice him going from smiling to a concerned expression in a matter of seconds
It worried you that he might not like it or something and took the lead in starting a conversation.
“I-I’m glad you came for tonight…I-I really missed you…”
You looked up from your plate to see his reaction and once again saw his lips curl. It wasn’t out of pure happiness it seemed but you took it as a compliment.
He nodded at you and just couldn’t find anything to tell you but that he felt the same about you.
It was the truth but part of it, he felt himself as a jerk to have done such things to you. It broke his heart to realize the whole thing and he just wanted to hit himself over it.
He then reached for your hand and simply repeated to you about how he loves you, making you feel a sense of relief.
The evening went quite well and you both started to chat in a more relaxed way that reminded you both of when you first met at the prison.
As you both sat on the couch, you then got up and revealed to him that you had another surprise for him and that he needed to close his eyes.
It slightly unnerved him but nonetheless he did as you asked of him.
You came back with a box in hand and kneeled close to his knee, enough to put your hand on it.
As you did, you then told him to open his eyes. He noticed the box in hand and just wondered as to what it was.
You could see the curiosity in his eyes and excitement came over to you. You smiled brightly and just couldn’t seem to sit still.
You handed it to him and looking into his eyes, you said, “I’m sorry about my attitude lately…I really am…You didn’t deserve to be treated the way I treated you…You deserve better…So here is my apology gift…”
He swallowed hard to hear you and couldn’t think as to what you would offer him. The box was intricate and he felt like he didn’t deserve whatever it was inside as he now felt at fault on his part.
Nonetheless, with your excitement, he had no choice but to do just as you asked and open the box.
As he did, he noticed the paper filling surrounding a piece of a folded paper and looked back at you.
You gave him a curt nod to signify him to take it and he did so. He took it slowly and opened it to read it.
“You’re going to be a dad”
His heart stopped. His eyes had tears and widened to see those words and he couldn’t figure out how to truly feel.
As you noticed him, you simply chuckled and told him to check the tests you had took to let him know of the truth.
He slowly searched for them and seeing the two sticks with each a positive sign on them, he realized how much in the wrong he was.
He knew he still loved you but just felt like he didn’t deserve you. He looked back into your eyes and you just playfully bit your lips and said, “So…what do you think?”
A thousands insults to himself came to him and in that instant, he could only think of pulling you in for a tight hug.
You ended up in his lap, hugging him back and could only laugh at his reaction. Your happiness to him was everything to him but truly he just felt like he did you wrong and knew nothing he could do could make him redeem himself.
The only thing he could say or feel about this was to tear up. He clung onto you and repeatedly apologize to you.
“I-I’m sorry…I’m sorry…I’m sorry…”
You stroked his hair to hear him and just told him it was fine, not understanding the true meaning behind his apology.
You thought he was simply referring to your pregnancy and just told him about your love for him.
“You don’t need to apologize for it…If anything it’s me for my attitude…Not you…Besides if you’re apologizing for making a baby with me…Don’t…I love you Daryl…That’s all that matters…I know we’ll make it through together…and that’s all because I love you…”
As he listened to you, he wanted to hit himself over and over for everything that he had done to you and realized nothing could be done to fix any of his acts.
The only thing he could think at that moment was to keep apologizing.
“I’m sorry….I’m sorry…I’m sorry Y/N…”
From his tone, you realized something was off and held him wondering if you should ask his meaning or simply brush it off for the night.