Three years ago, Jim and Karen left Dunder Mifflin Scranton together to accept positions at Corporate, leaving Pam, and the other Office members shocked, puzzled and saddened. Now, three years later, Jim has returned, to attend to some unfortunate business. This is the story of the inevitable meet up of Jim and Pam, and their unravelling of the events of the previous three years, and all that transpired therein.
Note: Started writing before Beach Day and The Job.
Very nice, Daoust. This was a wonderful first story, and I really think you should keep at it. This was such a great story, so you've now got the challenge of topping yourself. Keep up the great work; can't wait to read more of your stuff!!!
Author's Response: Awesome. Glad you liked it. Thanks for your support and encouragement. 11:59 Rocks my socks off!
Very sweet--what a wonderful little story for a rerun Thursday! Keep up the great work! -CH
My Mom wants Jim and Pam together right now. If you are Pro-Karen, DO NOT READ! Mom’s so JAMMY she’s suggested they have hot sex on Karen’s casket…
There may be spoilers. My Mom knows all, sees all.
THIS IS AWESOME!!! I've been planning a fanfic featuring Karen getting hit by a bus, but it would be meaningless now. I'm favoriting this story; I think I'm going to need it as the season goes on.
Clever and hilarious; well done!!! -CH
Member's Choice - “My father died, so I’ll need a few days.” She explained in an unaffected sounding voice that surprised even herself. The three other parties in the room were stunned into silence. Jim spoke first. “Jesus, Pam…” She stood with her back to him and addressed Michael as if Jim had not made a sound…as if Jim did not exist. It was the only way.
Oh, I can hardly wait for more! "Pam's bed is a double..." I can't wait to see what you do with that scenario!
My favorite line is easily: "Her laughter tickled the air around him and made him feel warm." You've got a knack for imagery and description; I could really see and feel everything you described. More, more, more!! --CH
Solid chapter. And it seems Stanley is right; it's all about the pauses.
Can't wait for more! -CH
In the interest of honesty, I humbly propose some new warnings and disclaimers for rated MA fanfic.
ROUND ROBIN: any writer can add a chapter! What do YOU think our readers should be warned about? Oh, and remember to put your name on your chapter so we can offer you appropriate adulation.
Hahahaha---too funny! And much needed; I hope your ratings are put into effect ASAP. LOL--great fic!
Fun plot twists! I can't imagine Jim marrying Karen after having sex with Pam (that many times), but I can't wait to see how Karen lassoed him into an engagement, either. I love that you're exploring the Pam/Angela friendship; I've always suspected there could be a real connection between them (even if Pam didn't take Ash).
Keep the chapters coming, and keep 'em coming fast! -CH
I can't really see Jim marrying Karen at all. :) However, that is sort of where my plot is coming from.
Also, I think Ash may make an appearance later in the story. :)
Happy to drop a second line (thanks for the shout-out!)--nice second chapter. I can't wait for more; will Fancier New Beelsy still give her heart to the Paper Salesman with a Heart of Gold? Keep writing! --CH
Cool story--I personally love Jam angst (as long as the resolution is delightfully romantic! haha), so keep the chapters coming. This is a great job for a first outing; welcome to the MTT community! I should add that I like you by default for your username alone--die_karen_die is brilliant!
Looking forward to more of the story (and perhaps some more description about what happened when Pam was "drunk" and told the truth all those months ago?)--CH
Jim's thoughts as Pam apologizes to him in the breakroom.
I love the last line of this story. "I meant to get chips." So great--nice job capturing the tension and turmoil. Gotta love some Jam angst early in the mornin'! -CH
The game isn't "Who Have You Done."
Too funny! I like how you wove Meredith into so many subplots, made Karen an pawn, and the fact that Jake isn't even Meredith's kid. Very nice work! -CH
There once was a knight of the ancient family Halpert. He did battle for the hand of the maiden Beasley.
Canterbury Tales meets "The Office?" Interesting...
Keep it up!
The Wife of Bath's tale wouldn't DEFINITELY be the way to go.
Lovely, lovely, lovely. The imagery, the emotions, all of it--I felt like I could see, smell, and hear everything around them. Such beautiful writing, as usual, and I love this line: "With half of his face in shadow and the other half in the pinkish orange light of a sunset. It makes her think of cotton sheets and bare skin and waking up to someone who makes waking up a little less like just wanting to fall back asleep."
Fabulous work. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for the next two weeks that this is how it really goes down! -CH
The title is self-explanatory and these are in no particular order. Mostly just one-shots that popped into my head.
I will die if Michael or Angela are on this list. LOL
I love that George Michael and Tom Cruise are engaged in your story; nice couples interactions here, too. Keep it up! --CH
Author's Response: Thanks. And hopefully Katie Holmes has recovered fro her ordeal by then.
Very simple but very good. I would love it if this happens on the show, and I adore your Jim/Michael moment in NYC. That struck me as the most realistic bit in this piece; I hope you're clairvoyant!! -CH
I hope so too but I'm not as confident as I was a few hours ago. :)
Thanks for the review!
I needed some cheering up, so in that vein, here is an incredibly un-angsty little piece of fluff. It's only three parts long and it's almost all done.
Pam and Jim reconnect in the most unlikely of all places...
Oh oh oh, I can't wait for more! And more details on her new single status; did she divorce? Widowed? Was it Roy? So many questions for such a lovely story. Keep the chapters coming!
You aren't posting chapters fast enough. This is lovely.
Keep them coming!!!!!
Post-beach day and speculation (but no spoilers) for the next episode.
Lovely. I liked how you moved around from one scene to the next without frilly transitions or anything; it seemed very honets. I'm not sure if that's the adjective to use here, but it seems to fit in my head. I guess, though, that "honesty" is the theme for this half of the season, so it fits.
Again, lovely, and I'm crossing my fingers that you can see the future. You're easily one of my favorite authors on MTT ("Fool's Bargain" was amazing, and I love all of your other stories); keep it up!! -CH
An inevitable conversation following Beach Games.
I love this part: "In his eyes, she could see shadows of a winter night on Lake Wallenpaupack, the glint off of the embossing on wedding invitations, the shimmer of a periwinkle dress and the embers of one hundred other disappointments."
What harm could a little team building paintball cause?
Ryan ducked behind a tree. Kelly looked in the direction of the shot and saw Dwight. "You shot me in the boob you jerk!"
Too funny, and I can totally imagine Kelly saying that. Cute story!
Something similar actually happened to one of my friends while she was in a paintball game. I thought is suited Ryan and Kelly. Thanks for reviewing.
Lovely; can't wait for more!
Oh I love this! The descriptions and imagery were simply lovely, and you really captured the moment as it might have happened. Wonderful work here; this is the best "post-Job" one-shot I've read yet!
I love this. I have been rooting for Ryan and Kelly almost as much as I have for Jim and Pam (okay, not that much, but a lot!). I can imagine him having a realization such as this, and I love the imagery of the story and skillful way you wove in the colors. Beautiful work here!
Fancy meeting you here, GITC.
I read this story a while back, probably when it was first posted, before I'd officially become a member (and probably officer) of Team GITC. I was thinking about it today because I remembered loving the use of color for Ryan and Kelly's ever-weird but ever-awesome relationship. I did a little search on the site and finally found the story, but lo and behold it was also written by YOU!! Double the fun, my friend.
Favoriting this now. Wonderful! --CH