Reviewer: insert56 Signed [Report This]
Date: August 17, 2018 5:23 am Title: Maybe tomorrow

This fic has undertones of things that I've struggled with personally.

I love the repition of tomorrow.

I also really like Shawn's reflections. I kept half expecting Henry to pop up.

Also, I imagine this is set riiiiiiiiight before the Pilot? Because if so that's so perfect. With Shawn wondering whether he had done everything and leaving it up to tomorrow...

...and then becoming a Psychic detective XD

Reviewer: Mrs-N-Uzumaki Signed [Report This]
Date: May 19, 2016 8:00 pm Title: Maybe tomorrow

This was such a good one-shot! And I always did imagine it not being easy for Shawn sometimes while being on the road, resulting in him not eating and spending nights in crappy motels, so that part was a nice touch.
You also handled his thoughts and longing for the right passion well. Oh if only he knew what was about to come...

Reviewer: fergulousPineapple Anonymous [Report This]
Date: June 16, 2011 9:36 am Title: Maybe tomorrow

This is set right before the pilot, isn't it?

Author's Response: Indeed, this story takes place immediately before the pilot.  Great catch!

Reviewer: dragonnan Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: March 02, 2011 9:19 am Title: Maybe tomorrow

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*tackles you fiercely before stabbing you for your awesomenes!!!*

How dare you even TRY to hold out on me with this!!?  This is why I think you're full of lying poo whenever you try to slide me some crap about your writing "blah blah". LOOK AT THIS!!!!  THIS IS... AFSGDHFGJKHFGDFSDHFJGKHFGDHFJGFHDGSDHFJHDGSDHFJ!!!!! *esplodes*

He sighed out his disappointment with the whole situation.  It never used to be this hard when he fell down and had to pick himself back up.  This most recent firing had proven that.  Maybe because it hadn’t been his idea?  Maybe it was because he hadn’t felt that he had mastered the job yet, hadn’t beaten it, hadn’t won. 

Guuuuh!! I feel all this agony of his emotions piled up on him through all the years of him dodging the memories- only to avalanche from behind when he didn't expect them. Here he thinks he's safe to indulge in one last thread of what used to be his whole life only to be pierced through by it. It all hurts and what hurts so much is seeing how others have no need for him any longer. His family is fullfilled whether he's there or not. He doesn't matter. When he left, there was no mark of him left behind to show he'd been there.



And GUUH!!! THIIIS!!!!

He took it all in, the cues, the gestures – she would laugh at his jokes and slap at him playfully.  He could be good enough for her.

That part just breaks me to shattered pieces! I imagine- no, I KNOW that his dating life was always this way. Sure, it was fun, but it was meaningless and even more, there was a piece of him that was sold into it – injured by it. No matter what, he was just as much a meaningless distraction for them as they were for him. He didn't matter. They were only interested in the bare surface of his offerings but nothing at a deep level. He wasn't worth their time.

I'm sorry, but I need to crawl away in a corner and sob for a while!!

I hate your face!!!

Reviewer: PeterPanic Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: March 01, 2011 12:28 am Title: Maybe tomorrow

Why are there barely any reviews for this lovely little piece? After reading it, I feel empty, but like in a good way, if that makes sense... It's really powerful. It left me sad, yet somewhat hopeful.

Reviewer: tash Anonymous [Report This]
Date: February 28, 2011 10:55 pm Title: Maybe tomorrow

aww you're so welcome! I was really surprised no one had commented yet, this was a very good piece. And, I had to double check what status you had noted for the story before I made that comment because it did feel like a one shot.  Still, if you ever want to expand on this with a series of one shots, I'll be first in line to read them. ;)

and I so agree, there is so much to Shawn and Henry's relationship that is yet to be unpacked.  As happy as I am that they've grown much closer together, I feel like they need more of those confrontational scenes  to address the residual anger between them.  It's also been awhile since I've watched some Season 1 eps... I just may have my own marathon too.  ;p

Thank you for sharing this.

Reviewer: tash Anonymous [Report This]
Date: February 28, 2011 9:26 pm Title: Maybe tomorrow

Really nice start here!  I like your insight into Shawn's life pre-Psych and how quickly he scopes out the waitress to determine his chances of a good meal and company for the night.  His thoughts when he looks at his old childhood home were particularly good.  My favourite part was this: Maybe he’d come looking for comfort.  He scoffed to himself, huffing out a breath at the ridiculousness of that thought.  Comfort, yeah right.  There was no comfort to be had here.  Even though not physically present, Henry still had an iron thumb on the old place. 

I feel this part was the most illuminating about Shawn's state of mind.  His hurt and resentment runs so deep , he constantly denies any possibly positive memories/connections to his childhood home and his father.  Part of him is weary from his transient lifestyle and wants to be able to have the comfort of home and family, but that part is quickly quashed by his anger.  

Really reminds me of just how much anger fueled Shawn's actions and comments in Season 1.  

Look forward to seeing where you take this.

Author's Response:

First of all, I'm going to say thanks for reminding me that I had forgotten to update the status for this and mark it 'complete'.  I fixed that *facepalm*  Sheesh!  It's like I don't know how to handle myself if I don't have a story under 15 chapters!  :)

Now on to the really good how AWESOME you are.  For real.  I can't truly express my gratitude for your feedback.  It thrills me to no end and it makes me fall in love with Season 1 all over again.  There is just so much anger and resentment, as you said, between Shawn and Henry that I kinda miss it:)  I'm a little twisted like that XD

I might just have to pull out the DVD's and have a watching party. Even after all these years, there is still much room for exploration.

You are incredible and kind and generous and amazing.  Thank you again.

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