The Tie That Chokes was written by Kara Wild in May 1999 and is the second installment of the Driven Wild Universe. Like most other installments, it is written in quasi-script form with three Acts and commercials.
Helen pushes her sister Amy to come visit the family, only to be overcome by envy at the sight of Amy's strong bond with Daria. After Amy pretends to be Daria's mother to the Fashion Club, the situation threatens to explode.
This fanfic introduces the character of Joel Silverman.