You and Norman Reedus are on a podcast, retelling of the time you two met.
Author’s note; This is a little different, so I hope you guys like it.
Warnings: some cursing
The interviewer, Jessica Daily, holds up her fingers and
counts down to one, indicating that the podcast was about to start. As she
pulls down her last finger, you feel the butterflies swarm your stomach and you
start to second guess this whole idea. After all, Norman Reedus has some pretty
ridiculous fans out there.
“Hello, hello! Welcome back to our podcast—“ Jessica’s
co-star, Vinny starts them off with their usual greeting, allowing you to have
a few seconds to try and talk yourself back into this thing. You promised
Norman weeks ago when this interview was set up, there was no going back now.
“We are here with Norman Reedus, our very own Daryl Dixon of
The Walking Dead. Norman, how are you today?” Jessica asks, smiling over at
your boyfriend with her bright white teeth and fake lips.
Norman smiles and lets go of your hand so he could use his
own to speak. He lifts his hands in the air and straightens out his hat with a
Daryl Dixon crossbow on the front. “Good! I’m good. Hello, everyone. How is the
wonderful Jessica and Vinny?” He asks, clearly recalling the first interview he
had with them several years ago for one of his movie roles, back before either
of them were really popular.
You’re quiet for the first bit, letting Norman talk his way
through The Walking Dead’s recent season and how his new show, Ride, has been
doing on AMC. The questions were kept short, you knew why. The real reason
behind his interview was you.
Sure enough, only ten minutes into this hour long podcast,
Jessica brings up the current situation: “Now… Norman, I see you have brought a
special guest with you today.”
Norman smiles brightly and he throws his arm around your neck
whilst leaning into the mic and saying, “I have! This girl has been seen with
me for a while now. She’s actually going to be a pretty regular guest on Ride
starting in the new season. This is Y/N.”
“Hey, everyone.” You squeak, giving a small wave as if anyone
could actually see you.
“Isn’t she just the cutest? I’m sure most of you have seen
her on social media and wasn’t she in an episode of Walking Dead?” Vinny asks
with his head slightly tilting.
Norman chuckles and shakes his head in a slow manner. “Actually,
that’s only a rumor created by me. I have been trying to get her on the show
for a while now as a zombie or something. She helps behind the scenes, though.”
“And… have you actually told how you two met? I heard it was
a pretty unique story.” Jessica questions. You’re feeling a little cornered,
but you promised.
You smile and nod your head, hoping the nerves would go away
soon. “Yeah, actually. It was a pretty funny story, too. See, I had tickets to
a con that Norman was going to be at. Bought tickets just to meet him and take
a picture. But he was actually late and his photo op was going to be pushed
back several hours, which meant I wasn’t going to make it. I had other plans
and had to leave.” You start explaining, realizing this may not be as bad as
you originally thought.
Norman grins at you, giving you a nod to continue.
“So I went up to some of the convention workers that were setting
up schedules and told them to give my tickets to someone who needed them since
reselling was bad. They were a little touched and told me this little girl came
up, crying, and asked if there were any tickets left because her parents couldn’t
There was a moment pause when Jessica went “awwwwe.”
“And I told them I wanted to meet the little girl and give
them to her. So they took me over to her and she was so happy for a good three
minutes, until she realized I was just giving away both my tickets and wouldn’t
meet Norman with her. That’s when one of the men told me Norman actually arrived
just a second ago and was willing to meet with both of us right then because he
was touched someone just gave their tickets away.”
Norman clears his throat and leans into the mic. “I’d like to
add that I was only late because my plan was delayed by two hours, but we ended
up leaving after an hour and that’s why I was early. I wasn’t—I wasn’t being a
You giggle. “There are always problems at conventions.”
“Well, yeah.” Norman laughs. Every time he laughs, you know
it’s genuine. He puts his soul into it, which makes it a beautiful thing. “But,
yeah. I asked the guys if they could bring the girls back to meet them. I felt
like I was more honoured to meet them
then they were meeting me. But they brought them over and I remember being so
floored by her beauty.”
“He says now.” You joke. “No, but they brought us back there
and we talk for a bit. Like, they told us we could only see him for thirty
minutes, which quickly turned into an hour and I think after the little girl
left, we actually spent another thirty minutes talking, didn’t we?” You glance
at Norman for confirmation.
Norman nods, playing with his beard absentmindedly. “Yeah,
yeah. And then I gave her my number and invited her to the after party. Because
you had to have tickets for that, which she didn’t. And she tells me she has
dinner plans with some old friends . At which point I am a little hurt that she
picked her friends over me.” Norman places his hand over his hurt and fakes a
The other two laugh as you shove Norman, nearly pushing him
right off the seat. “Ass. I did end up going to the party. And we talked for a
long time. I think the party was actually over when we went back to our hotels.”
“I think we ended up talking on the phone the next day, too.
Didn’t we?” Norman glances at you, leaning back into that mic. Vinny makes a
point to motion Norman back a little bit, which Norman ignores.
“No, it was several days later. I get a call and it’s Norman.
He’s on his way to the set for a day of hanging out and he wanted to know if I
would come hang out with him. I couldn’t that day, but I believe I called out
of work and ended up going the next day and stayed for what?” You look at
Norman. His ocean blue eyes staring back at you like it was the first time he
was seeing you. It made your stomach flutter around and goosebumps to rise up
on the back of your neck. You two smile at each other.
“Five days? In a hotel that I paid for.” Norman chuckles. “For
at least three days. And the other two I said fuck it and told her she was
staying with me. And that’s pretty much where we became attached.”
“What a fairy tale.” Jessica chortles.
“Right? This doesn’t happen, ever. So don’t get your hopes
up, ladies.” You warn with your own laugh.
“Does the age difference bother you at all?” Vinny questions.
Norman was the first to answer. “Not at all. I don’t really
like to think about age and looks. Honestly, I fall for the strangest shit. I
think what got me at first was her style and that day she was wearing this
bright ass green lipstick. I was like ‘hell yah, she’s weird.’”
“Age is a number.” You shrug your shoulders and pull Norman’s
hat off, which he was playing with too much, and stuck it on your own head. “We’re
happy. And this one acts younger than me. I think it makes up for it.”
“Hey!” Norman laughs.
“You watch cartoons and eat ice cream every night.” You
smirk, proving your point.
Norman grumbles then agrees. “She’s right….”
“That is all the time we have, thank you guys! We have been
wanting to hear this story for weeks and we heard it first; Norman Reedus is happily
taken.” Jessica wraps everything up by waving her finger around in a circle.
“Thank you for having us.” Norman smiles and leans back in
his seat for the first time.
“What can I say about how excited I am about the new TV show Preacher on AMC? I can say a lot! :) I have been lucky enough to have Joe Gilgun who plays the character of Cassidy as a neighbor for the past three months. What an interesting, kind, crazy, unique person he is up close & personal. My friend Saul & I had to say goodbye to Joe on Friday night because he is done filming here and headed back to the UK.”
my moms ex cancelled netflix and my mom cannot afford cable/internet. ): shes thinking about cutting cable but i dont think she will go through with it /: she said today she might just not pay and make us use our phones as wireless hotspots. but i dont think thatd work for playstation and its probs slow af.
also literally 3 of the dvrs are not used but she hasnt returned them. i have a modem so we could return theirs too.(i waited too long in switching it bc i knew she would not return it any time soon. and now the bill needs to be payed to activate it. rip)
it would be so good though bc she could just get sling tv or another live tv thing and then hook the ethernet up to our smart tv. and netflix would be affordable. its got a free trial so maybe she will be convinced… we need internet to use it though which obvs she cannot afford if she doesnt quit cable
Also, hella fucking interesting that amc is premiering a trailer to a new show that includes the words (paraphrasing) “there a reason you were in that trunk and not dead like everyone else” while showing a grave full of dead bodies 😏
I’ve received a couple of anons about who I think will get “Lucille’d”. I feel pretty confident in saying it will be either Daryl, Abraham, Glenn, or Aaron (and I put them in order from likeliest to unlikeliest).
As for why I think Daryl is the heaviest contender? There’ve been context clues since season four to suggest it will be him. (I know there’s motifs and imagery to suggest it will be Glenn as well, but I’ll get into why I think he’s safe)