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Summary: Only You: A Novelization, 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, Holiday, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, In Stamford, Inner Monologue, Romance, Travel, Workdays
Warnings: Adult language, Other Adult Theme, Possible Triggers
Series: Only You: A Novelization
Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Word count: 61104 Read: 22952 ePub Downloads: 15
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 and its sequel The Love You Gave are a reimagining of Season 3’s timeline as part of a larger novelization, including various JAM stories told through monologues.  All 25 “episodes” will have their own monologue (even the split episodes) and the story proper incorporates deleted scenes and moments from other seasons.


1. Baby, you've been going so crazy by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 3] 5 (6215 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 (7524 words)

Originally posted on 8 Jan 2021

3. Solo, why do you have to get so low? by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 2 (6762 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 (7722 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 (7797 words)

Originally posted on 20 January 2021

6. Hold her, tell her everything's gonna be fine by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 3 (5676 words)

Originally posted 5 February 2021

7. Surely, you've been going too early by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 1 (10442 words)

Originally posted 20 February 2021

8. Hurry, 'cause no one's gonna be stopped by 3vasectomies [Reviews - 2] 5 (8966 words)

Originally posted May 6, 2021