Sins of the Child
Multi-Chapter, On-Going Story
Rating: Eventually R at least
Chapter 2: 3,491
Author’s Note: Given that TPTB did indeed manage to take an amazing storyline that they labored over with love and devotion for the past eighteen months and royally screw it up, I decided to write my own version of what I, and some good friends, felt would be a logical storyline in keeping with the overall arc of this relationship, in order to explain Natalia’s month long absence.
It also embraces the over-riding theme of family and motherhood without resorting to the trite and clichéd, hack-writer scenario of making Natalia pregnant, much less having her leave Olivia without a word or note, a plot that beggars the imagination. This is a story that does deal with the past, with the struggle on the part of both these women to somehow be better parents than their own mothers were. And of how all of us, eventually, have to come to terms with our own pasts.
This is set post June 22, but does not include the events of the week of June 29, 2009. This timeline and story veer off forever from this point.
Thanks to Seftiri for her advice, her encouragement, and above all, her friendship. It means the world to me. Thanks as well to Peanuts for her eagle eye in beta’ing this story and to Tremblingmoon for her input and advice and to darandkerry for the kind support!
A/N 2: Warning: In this chapter I do make a reference to Olivia’s past and in particular to an act of violence in her past. I did want to make certain that I made the reader aware of this discussion, due to its sensitive nature.
A/N 3: (ETA) In this chapter there is also a reference to Olivia’s religious upbringing, or lack thereof. Thanks to a wonderful reader, thOu_art_that, who sent me the link for the specific clip, I have found a concrete reference to Olivia being raised Catholic in a conversation with Jeffrey about the incident described in this story. Thanks so much to thOu_art_that! Hence, I have made an edit to the story to reflect this, and the coming chapter will reflect it as well.
Sins of the Child, Chapter Two