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FeatureSummary: Take a little stroll through Season 3 with me, will you? See what’s going on in Jim and Pam’s heads as they try to find their way back to each other.

Start at Casino Night, take a left at The Merger, and end up somewhere before Fun Run. Most chapters will follow actual episodes from Season 3.
Rated: K+
Categories: Jim and Pam Characters: Jim/Pam, Karen, Roy
Genres: Angst, Fluff, Romance
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Word count: 10189 Read: 6119 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: August 29, 2020 Updated: September 02, 2020
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Story Notes:
I have about 10 chapters mapped out in my head for this story. It starts out pretty angsty (it is season 3 after all) but if you stick with me, I promise to get to the good stuff. :)

As always, as much as I wish I did, I own nothing mentioned.

1. Chapter 1 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 3] 4 (730 words)
We’ll be jumping around through the story as far as POV, but this one is all Pam. Takes place after they kiss in Casino Night. Here we go!

2. Chapter 2 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 4] 3 (327 words)
Short chapter, but all from Jim’s point of view. I don’t know why I like writing Sad Jim so much. Maybe it’s because it makes me want to hug him. Because I definitely want to hug him.

3. Chapter 3 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 2] 2 (1221 words)
I wondered if I should have Jim and Pam see each other again before he left for Stamford. Finally I settled on one more interaction. Lots of angsty Jim here, so buckle up.

4. Chapter 4 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 2] 2 (729 words)

5. Chapter 5 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 4] 2 (445 words)
Jumping ahead here. I know there is a lot to cover from the time Jim leaves to The Merger, but I wanted to start moving along to get closer to happier times.

6. Chapter 6 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 3] 1 (855 words)
Wow, this one struggled to get on the page. It’s easier for me to write things that would have happened off camera than working around story and dialogue we already know. But I felt like The Merger is such a huge part of their season 3 story that I had to include it and I would rather do write it as it unfolds for Pam rather than her recounting the day after the fact. Not sure I’ll ever be 100% happy with it, but here it is anyway.

7. Chapter 7 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 3] (1919 words)
Thank you for all the kind reviews so far! This chapter takes place during Phyllis' wedding. I wanted to do it from Jim's perspective because it seemed a little less obvious, and therefore made it more fun to write. Spent all day writing it and it definitely came easier than the last chapter.

8. Chapter 8 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 6] 5 (976 words)
All the chapters up to this point followed a episode fairly closely, but this one is something all its own. Hopefully you have seen the newer version of Pride and Prejudice to know what scene comes up in this chapter. Mmmm...Mr. Darcy.

9. Chapter 9 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 3] (746 words)
This one starts during Jim and Pam’s talk in the lake at the end of “Beach Games”.

10. Chapter 10 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 3] (616 words)
I know the last chapter was Jim’s POV but I didn’t want to tag “The Job” to the end of “Beach Games”, and since Pam wasn’t in New York, I cranked out a short little Jim chapter to set us up for the ending. I wanted to only do 10 chapters, but their first date needs its own stage. :)

11. Chapter 11 by WanderingWatchtower [Reviews - 5] 8 (1625 words)
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve been waiting for. (No, Hamilton fans, not the pride of Mount Vernon, George Washington.) Fluffy JAM! Angst be gone. I loved writing this chapter so much. Like I said in the last chapter notes, I stayed up until like 3 am writing it because I just couldn’t make myself stop. I hope you enjoy it too.