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Modern AU and morning routines

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Daryl Dixon in every episode - Still

Merle had this dealer. This janky little white guy. Tweaker. One day we were over at his house watching TV. Wasn’t even noon yet and we were all wasted. Merle was high. We were watchin’ this show and Merle was talkin’ all this dumb stuff about it. And he wouldn’t let up. Merle never could. Turns out it was the tweaker’s kids’ favorite show. And he never sees his kids, so he felt guilty about it or somethin’. So he punches Merle in the face. So I started hittin’ the tweaker, like, hard. As hard as I can. Then he pulls a gun, sticks it right here. He says, “I’m gonna kill you, bitch.” So Merle pulls his gun on him. Everyone’s yellin’. I’m yellin’. I thought I was dead. Over a dumb cartoon about a talkin’ dog. The tweaker punched me in the gut. I puked. They both started laughin’ and forgot all about it. You wanna know what I was before all this? I was just driftin’ around with Merle, doin’ whatever he said we were gonna be doin’ that day. I was nobody. Nothin’. Some redneck asshole with an even bigger asshole for a brother.