Olivia/Natalia, Ava Peralta, Emma Spencer
Chapter Four: 2,503
Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong, unfortunately, to the less than brilliant folks at CBS, P&G and Telexnet. Were they mine, this would be their world.
Author’s Note: This is a sequel to Almost Home (which can be found on Burning City and Incandescent Fire) and takes place a few weeks after the ending of that story. It would be extremely helpful were you to read that story first, in order to understand Ava’s return to Springfield, her relationship with Olivia and, of course, the kittens. This is set in October of 2009 and supposes an angst-free Otalia storyline, one decidedly lacking in pregnant Natalia, or any mention of a Frankenbaby. In this universe, Natalia did not run off and break Olivia’s heart, she is still working for Blake Marler, and all is well in the Otalia universe. Sue me. I find all the angst unnecessary and annoying.
Also, in my universe, Phillip is not dead or dying, nor is Jeffrey dead (although not because Natalia doesn’t want him to be), and he and Reva are still together. Again, too much angst causes wrinkles.
A/N 2: Beta’d as always by the lovely, talented and patient DiNovia and Darandkerry, and aided now by the brilliant Kelinswriter and her Bossy muse. My eternal gratitude, my dears.
A portion of this story has appeared elsewhere. A couple months ago, I wrote a first chapter of a story called, Right Here in This Moment and then, unfortunately, did not get back to it. I realized as I wrote Almost Home that RHIM was, in fact, part of this universe, one which I had inadvertantly written out of order. So, I have decided to include that one chapter into this story (Chapter Two), as it fits perfectly into this universe. So, if you feel as if you are experiencing a bit of déjà vu, you are. *g*
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