out of place, out of mind - 1
“These chapters are short,” she said to herself, “you can knock them out in no time!” But brevity does not equate with simplicity, nor is simplicity easy to accomplish, especially where writing is concerned (for me). So more time has passed before posting than I promised, but thankfully the upcoming holiday break will give me time to focus on future chapters.
This story is meant to replace “Instinct,” so the timeline starts after 4.14 and moves forward with it’s own trajectory. It does cull hints of plots from episodes afterwards (for instance, Claudia becomes caretaker, you’ll glean the rest) but then spins off in it’s own direction. It is a fix it on many levels and requires some knowledge of the show (as well as “part 1,” linked above).
TV RULES APPLY to this whacky thing, so it moves pretty fast and loose, and hopefully works as a whole. I’m sure there are typos, I’ll fix them later. I hope you enjoy it!
“What the hell, H.G.?“
Helena blinks awake and tries to focus on the faces above her, their identities hazy at best.
"Pete, she just woke up!”
“But Myka didn’t.”
“Seriously bro, give her a sec.”
The name Myka prompts other names, such as Steve and Claudia, to pop into Helena’s head.