Hey guys, author here! It's been a looooong time, but I've finally started to work on the sequel to my story Pizza Deliveries and Racism. I've got a little prologue for you here- the first official chapter will be posted in a few days. Hope you like it!

Oh, and a little note- In order to fully appreciate this story, I suggest you read my first Daryl/Glenn piece Pizza Deliveries and Racism. That's the prequel to this story, and this is a little add on to make things more fun.

It was impressive how quickly everything could come tumbling down.

It had been eleven months or so since Daryl and Glenn had pushed past their awkward differences and came together into a relationship and, while it was hardly perfect, it was good for them. They had a nice, quiet life between their multiple jobs, and the time they had to spend together was relaxing and calm. They joked and poked fun at each other when out in public, taking care to hide their status as boyfriends (Daryl still wasn't entirely comfortable with the idea, after all), but when they were alone, their teasing turned more physical and then one thing turned to another and they made love after a long day of working.

But now, the tension in the small apartment felt like an overly tight rubber band, choking the air out of both Glenn and Daryl, their lungs feeling empty and swollen in anxiety.

The man standing just a few feet away, in their small kitchenette, had the presence of a hurricane, but remained deadly silent. His beady, deep-set eyes were locked on his little brother, and the beer can he held, although long forgotten, was on the verge of being crushed by his iron grip.

"Lemme get this straight," Merle drawled, leaning against the counter. As he swirled the little bit of beer around in his can, Glenn forced himself to swallow.

"Yer a fuckin' fag, little brother? An' fer a slant-eyed chink?"

The words fell like concrete in the small studio apartment, the tension growing tighter by the moment. If it was hard to breathe before, now it was like grasping at air bubbles underwater. Glenn thought he was going to drown.

But let's start from the beginning.