The overwhelming winner on this was to post it all at once. So I’m actually typing up this post on Wednesday evening. I’ve spent the last 2 hours getting all of the pages organized and scheduled to post, so everything should be there now if you’re reading this post. Fingers crossed that I did it all correctly. If not, I’ll be around to make whatever corrections are necessary.
I made sure to label it on the story’s home page, but I want to make it abundantly clear right here and now that this story may have triggers in it since it does touch on child sexual abuse and drug/alcohol use. I made the decision not to get too deep into the trauma Sookie went through, but it is discussed at certain points in this story. The chapters also have trigger warnings where/when necessary, so read at your own risk.
Also, for the record, I want to stress that Missy and I are not addiction counselors or mental health professionals. Addiction is something that has touched both of our lives in different ways, so we do have some experience with it but not nearly enough to be considered professionals. We are not attempting to give anyone advice for how to recover from addiction or trauma. This is purely a work of fiction, so take from it what you will. Please consult professionals if you or someone you love needs help.
For help with substance abuse, please check out the SAMHSA website. If you are a survivor of sexual abuse and need help dealing with that, you can go here. It is never too late to get help, and we would strongly encourage you to do so.
Finally, let’s get to the good stuff! We hope you all enjoy this story. It was a pleasure to write and I think we’re both really proud of the journey these two characters go on in order to get to their ultimate destination. Thank you for reading.
Oh, and get your Kleenex. You’re gonna need it.
Stay safe/healthy and enjoy the ride!