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Love After War
by TheAlderTrees reviews
Carol lives a lonely life with her daughter Sophia and is in a loveless abusive marriage with her 'high school sweetheart' Ed and doesn't know how to escape. On the night of one of the worst storms in 5 years her life changes after she meets Daryl Dixon, and begins a developing love affair with him. But their affair quickly becomes dangerous when suspicions are raised. Caryl AU
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 193,415 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 8/2/2013 - Daryl D., Carol, Ed, Merle D.
A long, slow burn
by cameomac reviews
This started as scenes detailing the developing friendship between Sherlock and Watson, but it has turned into something else entirely. Chapter 4 begins to get darker, further chapters may end up changing rating to M.
Elementary - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,136 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 10/28/2013 - Sherlock H., Joan W., Irene A./Moriarty, Captain Gregson - Complete
by Axelrocks reviews
Daryl and Carol in ceramics class and Carol needs a little help with her project. This is a high school AU where Carol and Daryl are best friends and slowly become something more.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 135,414 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 1/4 - Published: 3/7/2013 - Daryl D., Carol, Merle D., Milton - Complete
by krissyg49 reviews
Carol and Daryl get separated from Glenn and Maggie while out on a run. They find a few things in the house that they are at waiting for Maggie and Glenn at, and something called blue heaven. Adult shenanigins abound in this story. You have been warned. :) This is my only ZA story so far :) One Shot. Caryl.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,699 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/13/2015 - Complete
A Better Man
by 27dayz reviews
After Carol's death, Daryl makes a desperate wish to save her. Suddenly, he finds himself back in the quarry, staring as she and her daughter cower in the shadow of her husband. With all of his memories of the future intact, can Daryl change life as he knows it? And just how will this journey change him? M for later chapters. Caryl.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 103 - Words: 477,822 - Reviews: 2111 - Favs: 739 - Follows: 884 - Updated: 9/25/2015 - Published: 8/20/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] Merle D., Sophia
The Ghost and Mrs Peletier
by BLuIcy reviews
She had finally started to accept her place in life as punishment for some sin she must have committed when the dreams had started. She never remembered much from them, just flashes here and there of the mountains and beautiful white flowers. She would wake from these dreams and still be able to smell the fresh cool air, pine and oddly enough - leather.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,704 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/3/2015 - Published: 11/24/2014 - Daryl D., Carol, Sophia
by the ramblin rose reviews
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. - Lewis Carroll The end of the world has a way of bringing some pretty unlikely people together, all trying to outrun something, even if they don't know what it is. How long can they keep running before the road just runs out?
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 100,761 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 6/2/2014 - [Carol, Daryl D.] [Andrea, Merle D.] - Complete
Torn In Two
by amber24-03 reviews
"Wonder what Daryl would think." Carol jolted then, the name unexpected in her ears. She looked down at the blonde who smiled up at her, knowingly. "Why would Daryl care?" (Winner of "Best Nickname" in the 4theloveofCARYL Writing Contest. THANK YOU to everyone who voted. It is such an honor!)
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 38,059 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 10/18/2014 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
Ashes to Ashes
by Axelrocks reviews
Sequel to Snake. They were together, they were happy. Nothing could destroy the life they had made for themselves. Until the dead began to rise and feast on human flesh. Now, they are on the run and their future no longer certain. At least, they still have each other.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 115,968 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 8/30/2014 - Published: 7/24/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] Merle D., Milton - Complete
New World, New Chances
by mollymydolly reviews
In a world where the dead walk among us, can a motley group come together to survive and make a new life? Can men find purpose and redemption in the arms of strong women? Mostly CARYL and MANDREA Merle/Andrea but I will explore other characters. Beth/Rick in later chapters. Follows the shows general plot, but i make it my own. Enjoy!
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 61 - Words: 94,563 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
I'll Find You
by Unfable reviews
My version of how Daryl reacts to the news of Carol leaving the group, along with a story of their growing relationship afterwards.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 15 - Words: 47,996 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 7/11/2014 - Published: 12/9/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
Her Protector and Her Bodyguard
by NO19712005 reviews
Carol is a novelist who enjoys her isolation, she finds a friend and a protector in a man most town folk would walk the other way from. Yet Merle Dixon is the one she trusts most when the death threats start arriving. **AU Story** This is a Daryl and Carol story if you do not like please do not read thanks
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 80,819 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 6/24/2014 - Published: 5/26/2014 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Darkest Parts of Us
by serpetinefire reviews
Joint story between Vickih and SOA loving mom. Sometimes traveling through the gates of hell will help you find the one thing you love the most. Daryl and Carol are on that journey as they work on finding each other after horrific events. WARNING, this story may have triggers, chapters are mark as such. CARYL story all the way with dark themes.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 57,396 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 10/12/2013 - Rick G., Daryl D., Carol, Michonne - Complete
Surrendering To The Wind
by HaloHunter89 reviews
One thing you learn when you only have yourself to depend on is that you only trust what you see, hear, and feel. Somewhere in there though, you gotta start living. This is a AU. Sorry no zombies. The main focus will be Caryl. But other character involvement should be expected. [Being revised]
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 55 - Words: 204,281 - Reviews: 642 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 4/3/2014 - Published: 12/6/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] [Merle D., OC] - Complete
Kiss From A Rose
by AffairWithACrossbow reviews
Can two people that have been broken find a way to heal and come together? CARYL/METH Fanfic. AU for now...but could change later.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 61 - Words: 152,510 - Reviews: 830 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 3/21/2014 - Published: 7/15/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
by the ramblin rose reviews
AU Caryl fic. When broken people encounter each other, is it possible for them to glue the pieces back together? This is very AU. Carol, Daryl, and Sophia are all broken people who live in very different worlds, but when those worlds unexpectedly collide, can they find healing in themselves through healing each other? Carol Daryl Sophia, other characters may play in later.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 179 - Words: 577,174 - Reviews: 3497 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 3/13/2014 - Published: 8/28/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] - Complete
Dust to Dust
by Haitus80 reviews
A/U Sequel to Saints and Sinners. The dead are rising, the stakes are high and the three Dixon men are about to show the rest of their group how it's done. Whether it be from the living or from the dead, any threat is going to be met with a vicious bloody end. This is a world where Buck can thrive indeed, in true Dixon fashion. Time for his boys to learn his trade.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 108,770 - Reviews: 584 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 3/8/2014 - Published: 7/24/2013 - Daryl D., Carol, Merle D. - Complete
Lightning Only Strikes Once
by the ramblin rose reviews
Picks up after Season 2 and looks at the relationship between Daryl and Carol as the group struggles to make a life in the world of the undead. It's an eventual Caryl fic. I'm really bad at summaries...please don't judge me. Daryl, Carol, Caryl Whole group participation should be expected. My OC, Alice, is in this one as well. M for violence, sexual content, language
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 94 - Words: 325,492 - Reviews: 1062 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 1/30/2014 - Published: 9/12/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] - Complete
What the Hell is Wrong With Me?
by rabbitheartedgirl88 reviews
Daryl Dixon hated hospitals. He hated the way they smelled. He hated the bright fluorescent lights. He hated those stupid gowns they put you in. He hated all the sick people wandering around. But mostly he hated the way those doctors and nurses looked at him, like he was just another trashy, redneck junkie trying to score a prescription for Oxy. AU, no zombies
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 70,071 - Reviews: 1405 - Favs: 502 - Follows: 654 - Updated: 1/30/2014 - Published: 3/25/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
6 to 8 Weeks
by Upsgirl88 reviews
Daryl breaks his leg on a run and Carol takes care of him while he heals.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,114 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 1/25/2014 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Carol, Daryl D. - Complete
Dog Days of Summer
by Caryl2013 reviews
This is a Caryl AU fic. This tells the story of how Carol and Daryl could have met and therefore fallen in love. There will be other characters from the show involved and there will be smut in later chapters, but I'm going ahead and rating it 'M' now. I own nothing from The Walking Dead. Carol/Daryl romance, so don't read if it bothers you. Thanks!
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 29 - Words: 70,138 - Reviews: 360 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 1/10/2014 - Published: 10/4/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol]
by BehindTheRainbow reviews
Daryl had never wanted to change, but he runs into her by chance, and he starts to think he may do it... just for her. A story of what happens when who you want to be is not only up to you anymore. -Caryl-
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 54 - Words: 102,990 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 9/30/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
by the ramblin rose reviews
This is a very AU story that takes place with no apocalypse. Daryl moves to the small town of Sweet Junction with his brother in an attempt to start fresh, when he gets there, though, he never expects the turn that his life is going to take. Many characters from the show as well as OCs. It will eventually have Caryl as the primary relationship. Merle/Andrea as well.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 155 - Words: 556,928 - Reviews: 1918 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 12/7/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] [Merle D., Andrea] - Complete
by Frost1610 reviews
One-shots about some of the ways Caryl could have begun.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,867 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 10/19/2013 - Published: 7/18/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
by Haitus80 reviews
Distance makes the heart grow fonder. It was true, even though that hadn't been his intentions. This is pretty much just a season 4 wish I suppose. You never know! Stranger things have happened! In case you didn't know, this is a Caryl fic. If you don't like the pairing then skip this story!
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,540 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 27 - Published: 10/13/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol] - Complete
The Last One Standing
by definitelywalkerbait reviews
She had outlived all the other women from the original Atlanta group. She was the last one standing. Who could have seen that? Collection of drabbles, set after season 3. Disclaimer: The Walking Dead belong to Robert Kirkman and AMC. No copyright infringement intended. Chapter 51: Under Attack
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 230,282 - Reviews: 1129 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 10/11/2013 - Published: 4/2/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
by McBrideReedusLover reviews
Ed has been sentenced to 6 months in jail, which means Carol is free from him for a few months. When leaving the court house, she runs into an old classmate, Daryl Dixon. Eventually, they become friends, and maybe more. Caryl fic, AU, no walkers. T for language and suggestive themes.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 52,255 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 8/29/2013 - Published: 6/3/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
Shelter from the Storm
by perfectvelvet reviews
A routine supply run turns dangerous as Daryl and Carol find themselves battling against Mother Nature ... but the storm brewing within their shelter might be more intense than the one raging outside. Rated M. Daryl/Carol.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,819 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/25/2013 - Published: 8/20/2013 - [Carol, Daryl D.] - Complete
Dusk to Dawn
by MyReedusRemedy -DerpPaws reviews
CARYL drabble series. Some METH drabbles too. - Rated M for violence, strong language and sexual content.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,442 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 7/29/2013 - [Daryl D., Carol]
Something They Never Thought They'd Find
by Helen Young reviews
During a walker apocalypse there are few happy times and even fewer people to look to. However, Daryl and Carol seemed to have found themselves with both things. They look to each other for comfort, trust, and loyalty. Maybe even something a bit more than friendship could spark, however. Caryl/Darol Rating T for Dixon-tongue. Please enjoy and review. I accept all critique and ideas
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 52 - Words: 66,030 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Daryl D., Carol
Saints and Sinners
by Haitus80 reviews
AU. Carol manages to tear herself away from the violence of her husband but eventually finds herself in the middle of a world gone crazy. Something bad is happening and she believes that her own survival, and the survival of her friends, is balancing on the whims of three brutal and bickering rednecks.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 61 - Words: 282,530 - Reviews: 1732 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 7/22/2013 - Published: 5/15/2013 - Daryl D., Carol, Merle D. - Complete
by LouBlue reviews
Pre first-half S3 finale. "Some people see scars, & it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing." The lives they used to live were gone. But how much of who they used to be had been swept away too? A story of two damaged souls discovering going forwards means going back & facing the things that once held you. Rated for language/adult themes.
Walking Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 206,207 - Reviews: 1218 - Favs: 432 - Follows: 374 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 1/3/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
by Leda71 reviews
This story explores what might have happened between Carol and Daryl after the end of Season 2. How close did they get? Rated M for sexual content/language. This is my first fanfiction - please read and review if you enjoy Caryl angst/love/smut, etc. Disclaimer: I do not own The Walking Dead or its characters - just borrowing them for fun!
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 46,488 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 6/7/2013 - Published: 4/22/2013 - Carol, Daryl D.
by Gone Random reviews
Carol discovers that their mutually beneficial physical relationship may have some strings attached after all.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 16,406 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 235 - Updated: 5/27/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
by LittleMissToughStuff reviews
With the loss of her daughter, Carol finds herself questioning her role in the group, her identity, and her unique connection with Daryl. Daryl just wishes things were simpler. Picks up right after "Beside the Dying Fire." Caryl, M.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 82,878 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 282 - Follows: 386 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Carol, Daryl D.
A Better Way
by Laurabeast reviews
I finally had time to repost this. This is how I wish season three had gone. Darol, carol and a happy ending, I hope you like it.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 32,958 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
The Way It Has to Be
by daryl-dixon's-poncho reviews
"I think you two aren't talking 'cause of Merle. 'Cause he doesn't want you to be friends with anybody but him." Carl explained. Daryl couldn't decide if he found what Carl had told him to be ridiculous and far-fetched or scarily accurate. "And Beth…she thinks it's 'cause you two are in love."
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 48,154 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 12/12/2012 - Daryl D., Carol - Complete
We Belong reviews
Daryl and Carol finally let their walls down and get to enjoy one another. Total Caryl smut. This is my first FanFic ever so please be gentle.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/12/2013 - Daryl D., Carol