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 Chapter 01: The Mistakes We Make
Surprised_by_Witches
Posted: Jul 18 2008, 02:42 PM


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The first time, it had been all his fault. He sought her out, he got himself into more than he could handle, he became something foul and evil and dragged his siblings into it. His fault. You could argue that he was a product of his environment, that he basically raised himself since the age of five and therefore could hardly be expected to have any sort of moral compass, but Declan Patrick had never held with such bullshit. You became a man, you took responsibility for your own actions. End of story.

But this time the choice had been another's. If Declan had had his way he'd still be among the living, still have friends and a mortgage and real responsibility. Still be near his children. God, he missed them. He felt worst about Cecily, who still needed her father more than his two mostly grown sons did. He hoped Connor was able to fill that gap, however slightly. He prayed his sons were looking out for her. A young woman on her own was vulnerable. Cecily, I'm so sorry.

And yet, this was his fault too. He had reaped what he had sown. No one to blame but numero uno. If he hadn't turned Gareth, Gareth wouldn't have turned him. So, way to go. Good job, Dec.

But if he hadn't been a vampire all those years he wouldn't be the man he was today. He would have died of drink or overwork or some disease half a millennium ago, and would never have met the love of his life, never fathered her children, never found the peace and happiness of the past twenty years.

Which brought him to his present day problem. He felt he'd been absolved, weirdly, with this second turning. Everything had come full circle. His family had each other and he was once again the outsider he had always seemed fated to be. So be it.

But turning Fiona may have been the biggest mistake of all.

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Posted: Jul 18 2008, 03:14 PM


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Posted: Jul 18 2008, 05:28 PM


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Oh, poor Fee. And poor Declan for carrying so much guilt on his shoulders...


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Posted: Jul 19 2008, 08:02 AM


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QUOTE (Roux @ Jul 18 2008, 06:28 PM)
Oh, poor Fee. And poor Declan for carrying so much guilt on his shoulders...

No one does guilt like SBW! (Remember the Romeo story line?) Looking forward to more pain and angst as only SBW can produce!!!


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