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My Guardian

My Guardian: Chapter Three

Hey Everyone!!

Sorry it took me so long to get this next chapter posted, I've already got chapter four started so the next one won't take as long ;)

As always, I want to thank you everyone who is reading and subscribing to the story .... I really appreciate it! And, a Special Thank you to HippyChick90, The Undead and chroniclesofcharnia for commenting on the last chapter - you all rock!!

As I mentioned, I'm definitely trying to build up the relationship between Daryl and Beth. They're 'just friends,' and I really want to explore their friendship and what these two make a good match. The next couple of chapters will be exploring that and then we'll get into more of their budding affection for one another. I can't wait, but I guess we can't just skip ahead ... gotta be patient and wait for it to develop on it's own ;-P

Now back to our story ...

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Daryl’s POV –
I didn’t really have many things, so it only took one trip with just one box to move all my things to Cell Block B. As I started to unpack a few things, Rick walked into the ‘doorway’ of my cell.

“Daryl … can I talk to you for a minute?”

“Sure thing, Rick. What’s up?”

Rick lowered his head; he started to rub the back of his neck. I could tell he was really chewing on somethin,’ so I stopped unpacking and gave him my full attention.

“With the Governor still on the loose, I think it’s best if we increase security here at the prison.”

“I agree. Can’t be too careful.”

“I wanna increase the number of people on watch and I think we’re gonna need guards day and night; seven days a week – just to be on the safe side.”

“Alright, Rick. How you figuring were gonna be able to cover all those guard shifts and keep up with everything else here?”

“I was thinkin’ of asking Karen to give me a list of Woodbury residents that are qualified or have some experience that we can work with.”

“You think we can trust them?

“I’m not sure yet. So, I want to make sure that at least one or two people from our original group is in charge of each watch shift.”

“Think that’ll be enough?”

“It’s gonna have to do for now. The Governor doesn’t have numbers working for him anymore, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t start trouble for us … we just gotta keep a look out for him. And, if he does come back – we’ll be ready for him.”

I nodded in agreement; letting Rick know I was with him on this one.

“Okay. Well … we got six of our core group we can work on rotation – You, me, Michonne, Maggie, Glenn and Carol. Hershel’s out and I don’t think Beth should be out here on her own. Plus, she’s got Little Ahh …”

I caught Rick’s eyebrows perk up. I could tell he kind of hated her nickname.

“Uh, I mean … she’s got Judith to watch over.”

“Right . . . so, go ahead and talk to Glenn and Maggie, I’ll talk to Michonne and Carol. Let’s get them up to speed, and then I’ll talk to Karen about getting some of the new residents assigned shifts.”

Rick turned to leave, but I caught him before he was out of ear shot.

“Rick?”

He walked back over to the doorway.

“Yeah?”

“I was thinking that Glenn and I are probably gonna need to head out on a supply run here soon, so we should probably take the first set of night watches. That way we can head out on a supply run next week.”

“Okay. That works for me. You two can start tonight, and I’ll ask Tyrese if he’ll take night watch with you two. Shouldn’t be a problem.”

I sat down on my cot and tossed around some of the items in the box. I found myself preoccupied now. Thinking about that son of a bitch, he really made my blood boil. And, I knew we hadn’t seen the last of him. He wouldn’t just leave this alone; he couldn’t.
Then, I thought of our group and everything we’d all been through. Carol had lost Sophia, we had lost the others at the farm, and now Andrea. Not to mention my brother … my only family left in this world. I was alone but yet I’d never had more responsibility in my life! I knew my group counted on me and they were my new family now. Hell, even these new folk from Woodbury were counting me … on Rick … on all of us. Not only to feed them and shelter them, but to protect them from a man they once thought was their savior.

The whole thing was messed up and it wasn’t really fair, but Rick and I both agreed that this was the right thing to do. We couldn’t live anymore without people; we needed to start to rebuild ‘life.’ It was just real hard and I knew we couldn’t let our guards down not even for a minute. I just hoped and prayed that we had some peace and quiet, at least for a little while. Life was tough enough these days without other people goin’ and makin’ it harder on one another.

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Beth’s POV -

I was in my cell with Judith when I overheard Daryl talking to Maggie and Glenn down the hallway. His mild southern drawl was unmistakable.

“We’re gonna take the first night shifts, since we got to make a supply run here soon.”

“Alright, Daryl. I’ll see you out there in a bit.”

Then, I heard the crunch of boots along the dusty corridor. Louder and louder as the footsteps came closer to my cell.

“Hey Beth! How’s my Little Asskicker?”

“Oh, she’s okay. She’s been a little fussy today. I think she’s got a little cold or something.’”

“She okay?”

“Yeah, I’m sure she’s fine. I checked and she doesn’t have a temperature, but I can tell she doesn’t feel good.”

“Poor little thing.”

Daryl walked over and knelt beside the cot where I had Judith laid down. She had a small blanket over her, which he pulled down. He grabbed one of her chubby hands and put it in his. He gently rubbed his thumb over her small hand.

“Well, at least she’s sleepin’ for now. Hopefully, she’ll get some rest and feel better quick.”

“Well, I hope so. She kept me up last night, so I hope she sleeps through tonight.”
Daryl looked up at me; his eyes beaming, then he smiled. “I know it’s hard doin’ what you’re doin.’”

“Well, it’s not as hard as what you do, Daryl. You know, protecting us all like you do.”
I coyly smiled and looked back down at Judith.

“Yeah, well … I got night watch, so I might not see you two around the next couple of days. But, I’ll stop by if I can.”

“Okay, sure. I mean … definitely stop by if you can. Judith loves to see you.”

Daryl stood up and walked over to the doorway and back into the corridor. He looked back into the cell, back at me.

“I’ll try if I can; you know I like spending time with the two of you.”

He gave me a quick crooked smile, and I listened to the sound of his boots as he walked down the corridor and out of the cell block.

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About an hour or so past, when Glenn walked up to my cell and popped his head in.

”Hey Beth! How’s my little sister doing?”

I laughed. “Good, Glenn. And, you?”

“Good. Just headin’ out for night watch. Got assigned night watch the next four days, so … we’ll probably be on different schedules here for the next few days.”

“Yeah, I heard. Daryl told me.”

“Did he? Huh …” Glenn paused and then he walked into my cell a little more; his voice turned into more of a whisper. “Hey, you think you can do me favor?”

“Yeah, sure.”

“Well, Maggie’s been … well, she’s been acting a little weird lately. She’s been seems to be a little down lately. I think with everything that happened, she’s still feelin’ a little off.”

“I noticed that too.”

“Could you just keep an eye on her? Maybe see what’s up?”

“Sure, of course.”

“She won’t talk to me about it, but I feel like she’s still dealing with something. Think you can try talking to her?”

“I’ll make a point to check in on her. And, I will definitely see if I can get her to talk to me; she definitely has not been herself. Don’t worry about it, Glenn. I’m sure she’s fine.”

“Thanks, Beth.”

“No problem, Glenn.”

“Have a good night.”

“You too, Glenn. Be safe!”

“Thanks, I will.”

Glenn hurried down the corridor and I decided I would go ahead and head on over to Maggie’s room and see if I could find out what was up with her. Judith was still asleep, and I didn’t want to wake her. So, I propped up some blankets along the edge of the cot so she couldn’t roll off, and I walked over to have a talk with my sis.

Her room was really dark; she had a sheet up covering the bars. So, I knocked on the wall beside the doorway of her room, and pulled the sheets down a bit to let some light in.

“Hey, Maggie. You in here?”

I heard her quietly respond. “Yeah, I’m in here.”

It sounded like she’d been crying, but I wasn’t positive. So, walked over towards the cot and could see that she was curled up in a little ball facing the wall. I sat down beside her and rubbed her back.

“Ya alright, Maggie?”

“Yeah. I just don’t feel good.”

“You sick?”

“No, just need to get some rest is all. I’ll be fine.”

“Well, you don’t sound fine. I’m gonna get dad.”

Maggie turned around quickly and grabbed my arm.

“No, Beth, please. I’m fine. I don’t need you to get dad.

“Well, you’re obviously upset. I’m getting really worried about you … Do you want to talk about it?

“No. Not now. I’m fine. I didn’t mean to worry you. It’s just everything’s been so crazy. I’ve just been feeling really overwhelmed lately. It’ll pass, I’m sure.”

“That’s it? You’re just stressed?”

“Yeah, stress, I guess. And, well ... I haven't been sleeping that great, so I think I'm just real tired too."

I didn’t really believe that was it, but I also knew that I couldn’t force her to talk to me if she didn’t want to. I couldn’t help her if she didn’t want help. All I could do is let her know that I was here for her if she needed me.

“Well, you know you can talk to me … about anything. I’m here for you, you know that.”

“I know.” Maggie sat up and gave me a big hug. “I know. Thanks for being such a good sister.” I could see her smile as she wiped her teary eyes.

“Alright, well, I’m gonna head downstairs and make some tea. You want some?”

“Sure, Beth. Thanks.”

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I walked downstairs and immediately walked over to area where we kept some of our food stored.

“Whatcha lookin’ for?”

I looked behind me to find Carol with her hands perched on her waist.

“Oh, I was just gonna make some tea for Maggie. She’s been a little stressed lately, I thought she could use some tea to relax.

“Everything okay”
“Yeah. She’s just been a little stressed and on edge since she got back from Woodbury. She’ll be fine though, it’s just gonna take some time.”

“Well, if you’re looking for tea, I think its in one of those boxes over there.”

Carol pointed to a stack of boxes in the corner of the room.

“Thanks.”

I pulled a few boxes down before finding the one that had ‘Coffee & Tea’ written on the front in black marker. I sifted through the box and found a box of chamomile tea and set it to the side.

“That’s a good one.” Carol leaned up against the frame of the door and crossed her arms and continued. “You know … if you’re gonna make some tea for Maggie, would you mind taking out some coffee to Glenn, Daryl and Tyrese. I think the boys could use a little coffee; it’s gonna be a long night. I think there’s some instant coffee in that box somewhere.”

I felt myself jump at the idea.

“That’s a great idea, Carol. I’m sure they’d appreciate that.”

“I’m sure they would …Want me to get some water heated?”

“Yeah, if you could, that would be great.”

“Sure thing.”

Carol walked out of the storage room, while I continued to look through the box until I found the glass jar of instant coffee.

This is exactly what I need; a little time to hang with the guys. I’d been so consumed lately with Judith and helping the other women and children get adjusted here, it would be nice to get some time to hang with the boys … especially, Daryl.

I just really liked being around him. He was so sweet and easy to talk to; I’ve always felt that he just got me. And, I was kind of already missing him just knowing he wasn’t going to be around the next couple of days. It’s funny how just the idea of him not being around made me miss him something terrible. The coffee was the perfect excuse to see him; even it was just for a minute.

“Now … where is this damn coffee?” I thought to myself. “A ha!”

I could hear Carol call from across the way. “You find it?”
“Sure did, I’ll be right over.”

I handed Carol the box of tea, which she set on top of the table.

“I think I’m gonna make this tea for Maggie now, and I’ll bring out the coffee a bit later. I gotta feed Judith in a little bit, so I’ll take it out to them after I feed her.”

“Sounds good. I’ll just leave this stuff out for you that way you can make it when you’re ready.”

Carol nodded and patted me on the back.

Carol went off to bed, while I made Maggie some tea. I really hoped this would at least help her get some sleep tonight. And, although I had my own ‘night watch’ with Judith, I could feel myself getting excited to hang with the guys for a little while later tonight. Excited and a little nervous; I could feel butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.

Hanging with the boys would be a nice reprieve from all this “women’s work” I’d been doing, plus I’d get a little time with Daryl, which was always something I looked forward to these days.

END CHAPTER THREE

Notes

Like I said ... things have got to heat up naturally. They're going from friends to more, so it's gonna take a few chapters to get them to a believable place. But, for those of you that have read Maggie's Nightmare, you'll know a little more about their timeline of events for their courtship ;)

Teaser for Chapter Four ... This chapter will be focused just on Daryl and Beth, so we should get to finally start to see some sparks flying :-P

So, let me know what you think; like it, love it, hate it ... let me know your thoughts.

And, please review, comment, or vote and rate this story on your way out. You know I love to hear from you :-D

Thanks,
Dahlia

Comments

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Flor_Do Flor_Do
3/1/16

OMG... this has to be one of the very best TWD fanfics I have ever read. I love Beth and Daryl so much and I so want to see where this story goes! I really hope that you are inspired to continue this... and soon. I will keep my fingers crossed for this. You are a wonderfully talented writer! I really do hope that all is well in your life these days...

DoeRoseQ DoeRoseQ
9/26/15

I miss this story so much. :-(
Hope you're alright, and can update soon!

WerkaZ WerkaZ
6/6/15

Hopen you updated soon and that beth and daryl stop hiding there relationship

dprincess_87 dprincess_87
6/2/15

Oh my goodness,
Even though I started reading this yesterday. I could NOT stop. I LOVE THIS! You are so great at writing. I love Beth and Daryl together. I thought about it since like the beginning of the third season. I started to read another story about Bethyl and it just didn' t feel like them. Your 'lemony' scenes are so detailed and in the moment everything (at least what I think itm) it is just so great. Thank you so much for putting it in writing. When I think of how much I miss the oppurtinty.... spelled that wrong....of Beth and Daryl getting together I am going to read this again. Please keep going Please. It is too good to stop. I know with her gone it seems....impossible. But I know you can do it... they changed the story from the comic book in the shows and they are still good. I am sorry I wrote such a long and creepy comment but..... it was too amazing to not.
Thank You

Bethyl333 Bethyl333
3/7/15