Date: January 03, 2011 06:50 am Title: Beautiful, Sweet, Engaged Pam
I really enjoyed this! I agree with andtheivy, the line "it's just ....self preservation" is perfect. I can hear that particular bit of truth coming right out of Jim's mouth. The important dialogue is sparse - very fitting for them during that time.
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
Date: December 24, 2010 06:55 am Title: Beautiful, Sweet, Engaged Pam
Merry Christmas to all of us! Nicely done!
I especially like your imagining of what Jim wrote in the card -- it sounds like him, not quite laying it all out on the line.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! That was exactly what I was going for: something he could always back away from if need be. He wasn't quite to the "lay it all out" place quite yet!
Date: December 24, 2010 04:14 am Title: Beautiful, Sweet, Engaged Pam
I think the line "It’s..it’s just...self preservation" is my favorite. This is a really lovely story that begins and ends quietly, leaving room for possibility. Of course I'd love to know what happens next, what sort of conversations they have, but it's also so well stopped where it is.
Author's Response: Thank you <3
Date: December 23, 2010 11:46 am Title: Beautiful, Sweet, Engaged Pam
Excellent fic, Sarah. I could envision this happening...and if only it had! Really well done. And was the "self-preservation" comment a nod to Love Actually? Love it :)
Author's Response: Thank you, lovely <3 it was not an intentional nod, but I'm sure that's what put it into my subconscious!