Date: August 20, 2023 08:18 pm Title: can I lose you if I never even had you
First and foremost well done on posting your first story here on MTT. Always great to get a new author in the mix.
This is a great kind of spin on Jim and Pam. That they don't work together but still see each other every weekday is a nice twist. Their instant connection is wonderful. Jim pretty much falling for her so quickly tracks too. I've got a bit of an idea that the feeling is kind of mutual since Pam took so long to bring up Roy. Then the kind of fast forward over the course of the year was fun yet still teetering on the edge of a knife.
Then it happens. Pam's engaged and it seems like there's no Michael with his "engaged ain't married line." So in typical Jim fashion he runs. Oh I feel for him here like that. Lots of big feelings for a one shot for sure. Nice job.
Author's Response: Thank you! I've been stalking the archive for about half a year, so it was super exciting to go ahead and post it. I'm glad the characters feel mostly held together, that was something I really worried about, especially since I haven't seen the whole show. The whole story was a bit of a whirlwind due to page constraints, so I'm happy it translated okay. Thanks so much for interacting!