Date: Jun 01, 2016 4:35 pm Title: Chapter 8- LOCKED UP
Wonderfully long and involved chapter! I was completely sucked in the entire time. Admittedly I am currently at the office, but what others don't know won't hurt them!!! :)
I like the idea of the sidebars. I definitely want to read all the action going on there. Will Hobb's Russo, dixon, & Craig etc shoot themselves in the ass with their testimony? I know this new judge can't be bought off, but....
I can only hope that Debbie has really and truly seen things as they are. That Vic has really gotten through to her, and that she sticks to her guns. It's one thing to have an epiphany about Micheal, it's altogether another to stopp the cycle of enableing. I want her to have a life outside of the family! Carl will be good for her. Micheal is just going to have to suck it up.
I have to admit, Lindsey is kind of freaking me out. I've always known she's manipulative in her own way, and you get to elevate that in your fics. Something I enjoy immensely! :) How far will she really go though? And to what end? Inquiring minds want to know! :)
Micheal.......Micheal Micheal Micheal. No real surprise there. Another one who manipulates to their own demise. Yet....another one that is so enjoyable to watch it happen to, lol. There's always the hope that one day he'll grow up. But then again, watching him fall is such fun! (man....I'm such a bitch!! lol) I guess these stories are all an opportunity to read (of in your case write) vicariously!
Heart breaks for Justin and Brian. Poor Brian is suffering just as much. I hope you alleviate that soon. I think both he and Justin need a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. There's only so much a person can take.
Loved finding this update this morning. Another pause in my morning at the office. Most enjoyable!!!
thanks for this!! I always am so joyful to see one of your updates.
Hey Elaine!! As always I love, Love, LOVE your reviews!! There is a lot of things that are going to happen throughout this fic. I really am enjoying writing this!
For Debbie, bad habits are hard to break and that includes cloaking and covering for her only child. But not to worry... Vic is going to make sure that although she may backslide from time to time, Michael will have to stand on his own and fight for himself. I think having Carl appear earlier than in the series will also facilitate that. And Michael will have plenty of rude awakenings on his journey to manhood.
Yes, Lindsay can be a manipulative and selfish shrew especially where Brian is concerned. At base, she likes Justin, but like Michael, she also views him as a threat to what she considers HER happiness. That all may change eventually once she gets to fully see the extent of Justin's injuries. Soon we'll get a POV from Justin that will also help explain just what Michael and Lindsay said or did that set him off. One thing is for certain, Mel, Emmett and even Ted will NOT allow her to delude herself into thinking that her acts are without egocentric motivations. The real question is will Brian and Justin be able to see them coming?
I'm so happy that you like the idea of the 'Sidebars.' I know that everyone would want to see the testimony as it happens. Hopefully although I can't promise, I hope that it will be followed up by a 'regular' chapter in the same day as well. You know what they say about the best laid plans...lol Russo's and the Pittsburgh P.D/ Stockwell comeuppance will come in the next Part of SOWK because they are on Federal levels which ultimately take longer to accomodate Depositions for but we'll catch glimpses of them here and there. Pluse there is another issue in which both of them will feature heavily (yeah...Brian and Justin have another crisis coming but it can't be helped- more about that later...much later and will ultimately be the reason for the Ethan fiasco). As for the others, they will face their music during Part I and that will include the DA. It should definitely be interesting to see them all answer questions about their roles in the cover-up...
It's a long road ahead but one I hope you'll find worth every moment!
Happy Reading and HUGS,