For an imagine. If you could do one where reader finds the group (whichever era) she's about 25 and has dad/guy trust issues. Very independent and doesn't want any help from a man. However you want to take it from there :) smut and fluff would be a huge plus.
Yeah, I hope you like it!
Daryl x Reader
Words number - 1500
Warning- fluff and little smut
You entered the store to scavenge something to keep you satisfied for the week, you have been on your own for almost a year now, sure its lonely and depressing but its also safe.
It keeps you from getting hurt and betrayed.
something you knew all too well, even though it was right in front of you all these years, you refused to see it. refused to believe that the only person you loved would betray you
Your dad was a drunk, he would drink himself to sleep. Gambling with every cent you earned, even with your mother’s medical payment, he would still use that money you kept aside for her treatment, and well now she is dead and so was he.
He used you for money since you were 14, and now you were 25, yet the horrid memories wouldn’t leave you. you thought with you boyfriend around, he could be your wall, your stepping stone, your backbone that held you up, even though he cheated on you, he promised to never do it again, and being 17 and in love, you believed him.
Until a year ago, when your camp was being attacked by walkers and to save himself he pushed you in front of them so that he could escape.
Sad thing, he didn’t escape and before taking further steps, a walker attacked him and ripped him apart, saving you instead.
you didn’t feel sad, remorse or regret. indeed it was that day that you realized that you dont need any man, or anybody in fact to take care of you. you took care of your mother and drunk father. you damn well could take care of your damn self and didn’t need anyone.
and thats how you ended up alone, for a year.
grossed in your own thoughts, you didn’t notice the walker that threw itself on you, knocking you to the floor, your gun flying away from your reach. Trying to reach for the knife in your back pocket, you couldn’t. the walker was so heavy and was persistant of having a bite of off you.
“Fuck!” you cursed as you tried to push it off of you
You thought you would die, but what you didn’t expect was the arrow that flew, and ended up right between the eyes of the walker.
you pushed it of off you, much easier now that it wasn’t struggling and stood to see a tall guy with long dark hair covering his face, he had a crossbow in his hand and he was wearing a vest and worn out jeans
“I could have taken care of it myself!” you said annoyed, you hated to admit that, a ‘man’ saved you
“Yeah” he scoffed as he turned, he started searching the shelves in the store
“Daryl, we found nothing!” A dark female, with swords on either sides of her back and a tank top appeared, behind her followed a man with a light scruff and grey color eyes
they saw you and drew their weapons, pointing it at you
“Where is Daryl?” the grey eyes man spoke, pointing the gun at you
“I dont know who Daryl is” you said simply as you walked around, not bothered with the gun pointed at you
“Rick” the man that saved you came, through a back door “Dont” he said motioning the grey eyes man to lower his gun and he did
The three of them seemed to have a silent conversation going on between them and suddenly all three approached you
“What?” you asked looking between them
“How many dead, did you kill?” the grey eyes man spoke
“And why should I tell you?” you asked amused
“Just answer him” Daryl said
“I dont count!” you said honestly
“How many living?” grey eyes dude asked again
“Ten” you said honestly
“Why?” Daryl asked
“Why? you tell me why?” you hissed as you tried to move around them, you were done with their games, but the girl with them came in front of you blocking your way
“Do you have a camp?” she asked and you laughed
“I’m all on my own!” you said as you tried to move but she didn’t let you
“Since when?” Rick, you think asked
“A year? I dont remember!” you said annoyed
“How about you come with us, we have camp and everything” Daryl offered and you smiled
“Yeah, no! I dont do well with groups!” you said honestly
“Just come, and if you feel you dont fit, than go back to the road!” the girl spoke and you nodded, you got nothing to lose anyway
All this, took part almost one year ago, you going to Alexandria, meeting and getting to know people, having your own house, a place to call home. something you thought you might never have again.
But what you really didn’t expect was your unconditional growing feelings towards Daryl.
before you knew it, you were in love with him, but you would never admit it. you had your fair share of heartbreak and betrayal and you would be damned if you let anything like that happen to you again. so whenever Daryl tried to get close to you, you would push him away, be rude and mean. hoping it would work
but Daryl could see right through you. he knew why you did all this and he would be damned if he lost you because of some stupid fear you had.
“Y/n!” Rick yelled and when you looked up, you saw a walker launch himself on you, his teeth inches away from your arm.
Before you could react, an arrow landed in the walkers head, saving you. you sighed in relief thinking it was all over now, oh boy how wrong you were
Daryl who just saved you, didn’t notice the walker that jumped him and now he was under the walker’s mercy, Daryl was far you couldn’t get to him on time. he was going to die because he saved you
fucking idiot thinks he can save everyone and now he was going to die
Thankfully, Michonne was there and she swung her sword, cutting the walker in two
You were so pissed with Daryl all the way back home, the bloody idiot thought he could save everyone at the cost of his life, who told him to save you, you could save your own damn self
when you reached Alexandria, you jumped off the car and stormed to your house annoyed
“Y/n!” Daryl jumped right after you, yelling your name, but you ignored him.
you went into your house, ready to slam the door, only for a foot to stop it from completely shutting.
you walked up stairs towards your room. you weren’t going to sit and talk to him, you hated him for defending you, he thinks he is invincible
you went to your room and as you were about to enter, a rough hand grabbed your arms, pushing you towards the wall
“What the hell is wrong with you?” Daryl yelled at you and you pushed him, you hit him hard against his chest, making him stumble a step or two.
“Stupid, Bitch!” he growled rubbing his chest were you just hit him
“You are the bitch!” you spat annoyed
“Whats your problem?“he asked calmer now
"You!” you snapped at him “You are my problem! you think you are superman? news flash Daryl, you bleed!”
“What are you even talking about?” he said honestly confused
“Who told you to try and help me? I dont need your help! I dont need anyones help! i can save my own damn self!” you yelled at him, he looked much calmer now
“Y/n..” he said softly as he approached you and you backed away, hitting you back to the wall
“What are you doing?” you asked breathless, Daryl was incredibly close to you right now
“I like you” he admitted and your eyes were wide “And I know you like me too, and you are trying to push me away” he confessed and your mind went blank
“What?” you breathed
“Just tell me that I’m not reading this wrong, that my feelings aren’t one sided” he said as his nose brushed yours, his lips inches away
“Daryl..” you whispered
“I wont ever hurt you, I promise, you dont have to be afraid when you are with me” he said and you felt his hands on your hips, rubbing small circles with his thumb
And just like that his lips were on yours, kissing you hungrily.
his hand pinned yours upwards as he started sucking at your neck, making you moan.
your hands pulled out of his grip and reached out and grabbed fists full of his vest, holding him to you desperately as his tongue lay claim to yours. It moved at slow and languid pace against yours, yet it was strong and demanding. A groan rose up in your chest as his hands gripped you tight, making you shiver under his touch
His mouth left yours, causing you to whimper, until his sinful lips trailed down your jaw, to the juncture where your neck met your shoulder as he sucked a dark purple mark.
“Y/n!” he moaned against your skin, moving lower to plant reverent kisses on the swell of your breasts. Ripping your shirt open, a gasp escaping your lips. Pushing your shirt off your shoulders and kissing you fiercely again.
Your hands ran along his neck and into his long hair, the tips of your fingers dancing along the long hairs on his shoulder.
Daryl grabbed your ass and hoisted you up, and you to wrapped your legs around his waist. He moved away from the wall, walking you into your bedroom. He threw you on the bed and smirked. He removed his vest, tossing it in a chair before hovering over you, his breath mixing with yours
“You dont need anyone, but I need you!” he confessed
And this night he spent it proving you, just how much he needed you!