Like Dying Embers
Merle/OC, AU storyline to the show; will connect some events I like from the comics to other events in the show, and then dive off to my own story stuff eventually.
This fic was started two years ago, so to get to the better content, read to chapter 4, where my better writing has gone. Please give a chance <3
If you didn't read the prequel: Lips Like Kerosene
- note: You don't necessarily have to read it (if you haven't), but I would recommend it to have a little bit of background and to get to know Carrie and Merle's past, pre-apocalypse. If you don't read it, don't worry! Carrie and Merle will be explained throughout the story. It's really short (only ten chapters) but it's more of a comedy/drama/romance.
(29) Carrie Andrews is Merle's girlfriend, having been with him for almost a year. She has a close relationship with the brothers, regarding them as family. A lover of high heels and simple work, when the apocalypse hits, she's unprepared for surviving to the fullest. Stuck alone in Atlanta, her mission is to find the Dixon brothers. A survivor in her own right, she has to learn to take care of herself.
(36) The Daryl Dixon we all know and love. Brother-sister bond with Carrie and loves her dearly. They both think similarly although she has a bigger heart and compassion in the beginning. He looks after Merle and wants to help find Carrie and ensure the safety of their family of three.
(44) Good ole Merle we all know and (hate?) love, except now he has his Georgia peach Carrie. He is very protective of Carrie and cares about her deeply, even though he'll never admit that he might love her. Still and asshole and recovering drug addict, but more of a protector and family man, especially over his girl. Slightly different than TV Merle, as he has the addition of Carrie.