I really want an AU where Gareth isn’t killed but taken as prisoner by Rick’s group.

Like they come across a person being eaten by a walker. Rick’s like “we can’t help them now, at least they’re distracting the walkers so we can sneak by” and then Gareth is all “oh okay A+ morale there Ricky but god forbid I eat someone to survive” and then Daryl just smacks him with his crossbow.

I need more apocalyptic smartass cannibal hipster.


“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night.
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness.
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
1,000 shall fall at thy side and 10,000 at thy right hand.
But it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.”
- Psalm 91
Read by the Greene family in 3.15

if bob hadn’t died (worsening the situation with gareth although he was bitten before the leg thing), gareth would have completely added a great element to the show and the group. CALL ME INSANE BUT I FEEL IT. the character development as gareth learned different ways to make it through the apocalypse, the group taking him in only to help out with getting to dc/finding beth, the group (mostly rick) telling him to shut up whenever he speaks, idk man but there was so much that could have been done with gareth and his backstory, the hint of fear in him, and his motives for staying alive any way possible. DON’T MAUL ME FOR THINKING THIS PLS.