Insecure- Carl Grimes
Plot/Request: Anon requested- “could you please do a carl imagine where you and carl have known each other since like season one and started dating at the prison (season 4). and when you get to alexandria you’re afraid that carl will like enid and you get insecure and afraid that when carls not with you that he’s with enid. in the end he explains that you’re the only one he loves out of every girl or something like that! thanks:) (sorry if confusing)”
Anon requested- “Hello! I was wondering if you could write about being Glenn and Maggie’s adoptive child and being jealous of them giving Enid lots of attention???? And fluff???? (Ps your writing gives me LIFE)”
Word count: 1242
Warnings: blah idk like being jealous?? lol
Note: ok i know i should be answering ships (because i have over 20 in my inbox lol) but i needed to finish this !!! i needed some fluff! (also sorry this took so long to the people requesting)
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At first, you were thrilled to join Alexandria. It seemed like a dream come true, especially when Rick actually allowed you and Carl to share a room together.
Carl had mentioned something about wanting to explore a bit, so the two of you strapped Judith in her stroller and took a walk. You talked about all the things you’d missed, or just about a book one of you read recently.
While turning a corner, the three of you came upon Jessie. A blonde woman who lived just around the block from you.
“Well, hi there!” She greeted with a bright smile. You returned it, but Carl was originally hesitant. “Nice day, huh?”
“Yeah, nice day.” You repeated, feeling somewhat awkward. You hadn’t really talked with anyone outside of your close knit group in months, so your social skills were rusty.
“Any plans for today?”
“Mhm,” You hum, “Me, yeah. What about you, Carl?”
“None really.” He mutters, a little uncomfortable. You could tell he was slightly shy, but more so just wanted to be left alone.
“Well, Carl,” Jessie’s smile grows, “Why don’t you come over for dinner? Some of the kids your age will be there. And we have video games.”
You look at Carl, witnessing as small smile tugs at his pink lips. He nods, enthusiastically, while you chuckle softly. He did miss video games.
“Great! We’ll see you around five?” She laughs, happy to help him adjust to his new life. He agrees, then you say your goodbyes as you walk off again.
Carl gives you a gentle smile. You know what he’s about to say before he can. “You know I can’t,” You sigh, “I made plans with Glenn and Maggie. They’re already worried I’m pushing them away.”
“I know, I just,” He exhales deeply, disappointed, “I wish you would be there tonight.”
Laughter erupted throughout the large dining room. A large smile was plastered on everyone’s faces as you all joked about stupid things.
“Jesus, you really did that?” You chuckled, raising your eyebrows toward Maggie. She only smirked, tilting her head to the side a bit as she cut into the food. “Ok, you’re officially my idol.”
“Just make sure he’s outta the car before you do it. Otherwise, well, that would be bad.” She advised. Holding back a laugh, Maggie smirked larger, winking your way.
Glenn added, “Bad might be understating it.” with a devilish smile on his face.
“I doubt I’ll find a working tractor in Alexandria anyways, Maggie.” The smile only grew on your face. You looked down into your plate, sticking your fork down into the mountain of spaghetti. Looking back up to your adoptive parents, you twisted the fork around, then brought the food to your mouth.
“You never know, (Y/N).” Glenn joked, reaching over his plate for the small salad bowl.
“So,” Maggie began, “Made any new friends yet?”
You swallowed your food, shaking your head slightly, “Uh, no. Not yet.”
Glenn commented, “Oh, well, we met a nice girl around your age the other day. Her name was Enid.”
You chuckled awkwardly, “Cool.” Your view falling back to your plate. You didn’t really mind that they were meeting new people, in fact, you were happy. But for some reason the girl’s name made you feel uncomfortable.
“She’s actually a lot like you.” Added Maggie, causing the odd feeling in your stomach to grow even more. “You two would make good friends.”
A lot like me, what does that mean? You silently thought. Trying to shake the feeling from your mind, you looked back to them.
“So uh,” You started, trying to think of another topic, “What have you two been up to?”
When you left Maggie and Glenn’s home, the stars were out. You didn’t feel anxious walking through the dimly lit streets of Alexandria. A soft breeze blew through the air, making you shiver slightly. In an attempt to get warm, you wrapped your unzipped hoodie around yourself.
It would’ve been easier to just zip up the sweater, but your mind was preoccupied, so you didn’t even think of it. Instead, you dwelled on the fact that there was a girl, your age and without parents just next door to Maggie and Glenn, while you were across Alexandria.
A relief filled sigh escaped your lips as you stepped up the stairs to your cookie-cutter home. Usually, Carl would be sitting on the swing with Judith in his lap, but today he wasn’t.
A confused expression painted your face, but you shook off the feeling, entering the house. Inside, it was even darker than outside. You ran your hands along the wall, flicking on a light switch in a few seconds.
When the room was illuminated, no one was there. You called out, “Hello?” only to met with no response. Rick and Michonne must’ve been out with Judith still.
You get ready for bed, which really just consisted of you rising your face and slipping out of your tattered clothes and into an oversized shirt and sweats. They were the closest thing you had to pyjamas and probably one of the more unflattering outfits you kept.
Subconsciously, you wondered to yourself what Enid might wear to bed. realizing the girl was on your mind yet again, you scolded yourself.
Though your bed was empty, you crawled into it, pulling the thick covers over your body. You lay on your side, looking over to Carl’s side with sad eyes.
You must have been waiting for another fifteen minutes before you heard someone coming up the stairs. As it was only one person, you assumed it must be Carl.
Surely enough, the teenage boy walked into your shared room, a large sigh escaping his lips.
“Hey.” You smiled, “You were out for a while.”
“Yeah, I guess I lost track of time. Sorry.”
He slid off his shirt, throwing it across the room. His back was exposed to you as he reached into the drawers to grab a clean one and put it on. A yawn left his lips as he began climbing into bed with you.
At the motion, you moved closer to him and he wrapped an arm under your neck. You nuzzled your face into his chest, mumbling into the fabric of his shirt, “Did you have fun?”
“Yeah,” He chuckled, the vibrations running down his chest. “It was a lot of fun. Ron was pretty good at the games we played, Enid was almost better than him.”
Enid. Of course.
“Enid?” You asked, a slight waver in your voice.
“Yeah, she’s kinda like you. She gave me a few comics to read.”
“Oh.” You muttered under your breath. Carl noticed how you seemed to grow more and more silent as he talked about Enid.
“Something wrong?” He asked, drawing small circles on your skin. You took a moment to think, before shaking your head.
“Just tired.” you lied.
You didn’t need to say what was wrong. Carl already knew by your sudden change in tone. So he sighed, cupping your face.
“Just know I love you, (Y/N). It’ll always be you.”
A soft blush came over your face, and all your worries left. You smiled brightly, laying a gentle kiss on his lips.
“I love you too, Carl.”