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Summary: Only You, Part 1: A Reimagining of Episodes 3.01–3.08
A week after Casino Night, Pam calls Jim’s Stamford work number.  She leaves him a message, telling him the truth.

Rated: T
Categories: Jim and Pam, Other, Alternate Universe Characters: Andy, Angela, Bob Vance, Carol, Creed, Darryl, David Wallace, Dwight, Dwight/Angela, Jan, Jim, Jim/Pam, Josh Porter, Karen, Kelly, Kevin, Meredith, Michael, Michael/Carol, Mose, Oscar, Oscar/Gil, Other, Pam, Pam/Roy, Penny Beesly, Phyllis, Phyllis/Bob Vance, Roy, Ryan, Ryan/Kelly, Stanley, Toby
Genres: Drama, Drunk Pam/Jim, Fluff, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, In Stamford, Inner Monologue, Romance, Travel, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers
Series: Only You
Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Word count: 60989 Read: 6059 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: January 08, 2021 Updated: May 06, 2021
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DISCLAIMER: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners.  The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.

WARNING: Contains coarse language, possible triggers, and other adult themes.

I’m a big fan of the “butterfly effect” when it comes to fanfiction, that being when a single change influences an entire story’s direction, key moments, and the characters’ development.  Post-“Casino Night” stories are a prime example of this, and I wanted to offer my own take on the concept while incorporating another key element that’s integral to the couple’s history.

This story, alongside its sequel All I Ever Knew, are a reimagining of Season 3’s timeline which including various JAM stories told through monologues from multiple perspectives.  All 25 “episodes” will have their own monologue (even the split episodes) and the reimagining will also incorporate deleted scenes and moments from other seasons.

Enjoy!

1. Baby, you've been going so crazy by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 3] 5 (6200 words)

Originally posted on 8 January 2021

CONTENT WARNING 1: This chapter contains a scene that can be considered a depiction of domestic verbal abuse.  While this is the only chapter that will feature dialogue this intense, this can be triggering for some, so just be aware.

CONTENT WARNING 2: This chapter also contains a homophobic phrase.  I can remove it from the episode adaptation if need be, but for now, I have censored it for the reader’s convenience.

2. Lately, nothing seems to be going right by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 3] 3 (7520 words)

Originally posted on 8 Jan 2021

3. Solo, why do you have to get so low? by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 2 (6757 words)

Originally posted on 12 January 2021

4. You're so... You've been waiting in the sun too long by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 3] 3 (7716 words)

Originally posted on 12 January 2021

EDIT 13 Jan 2021: Major plot edits — I want to give kudos to Once, whose review motivated me to edit and refine this chapter so the story makes more sense.  More, not completely.  Still some questionable legality here, but considering it involves Toby contacting Michael… yeah.

5. Colder, crying over your shoulder by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 1 (7790 words)

Originally posted on 20 January 2021

6. Hold her, tell her everything's gonna be fine by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 3 (5665 words)

Originally posted 5 February 2021

7. Surely, you've been going too early by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 1 (10407 words)

Originally posted 20 February 2021

8. Hurry, 'cause no one's gonna be stopped by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 1] 2 (8934 words)

Originally posted May 6, 2021

Sorry for the 2.5 months without an update.  I’ve been working on important life responsibilities, alongside other creative projects besides this one.

So first off, yes, this fic will be completed here.  I’m splitting the whole story up into two just to make things more thematically holistic.  The next fic, All I Ever Knew, will cover the rest of the episodes of this season in 15 chapters.  I made some tiny edits in this story here and there—one tiny thing involving the timeline—but none of it is worth a reread.

Also, as I mentioned in “Chapter 22” of Never Give Up (which has since been deleted), I will no longer be working on it and instead incorporating it in this AU as the finale.  (I’ve already started editing the story, actually.)  I’ll rate NGU as Private for members of the site once I start working on its replacement, [Title Pending]; I’m proud of it, but it’s not my best work.  Manager for the Day will remain, but The First Week will go through some minor tweaks.

Enjoy!