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They laughed  They fished.  They bonded. For a brief, fleeting, moment, it was magical.  And then they left Henry's house.

 Awards: Most Wanted WIP Pineapple_Awards_2013_tiny-03

Rated: T
Categories: Season Characters: Gus, Henry, Jack Spencer, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Completed: No
Word count: 43827 Read: 25961
Published: March 31, 2010 Updated: November 24, 2021
Story Notes:

So  yeah, the start of this story has been sitting on my hard drive for over a year.  I thought it might be time to fix that.

Many thanks to Dragonnan the Magnificent for being her typical awesome self.


1. This Is Where It Starts by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2780 words)

Trying something different with this story.  *rubs hands together*


Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

2. Not Quite The 'Roughing It' I'd Imagined, But Thanks Anyway by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3185 words)

Oh Dragonnan - why must you inspire me so?  Thank you more than I can say for helping to add so many layers.  It makes my brain gleeful.  XD

Supplemental Note: I should also state that in this universe, Grandpa Spencer is very much alive.  After all, no one has officially stated he's dead.  Until they do - he's not.  Leastwise not yet...*shifty eyes*

Also, for the record, this story takes place sometime soon-ish following the events of Mr Yin Presents.  I hadn't actually planned it that way, but Shawn insisted that he needed it that way for closure.  Who am I to resist him when he gets all pouty and angstified?  


3. It's Like That Opening Scene From The Andy Griffith Show. Except It's Completely Different by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2368 words)
So...yeah *blush* I apologize for the extreme delay.  This story has wanted to change direction on me quite a few times.  I think we've finally come to an understanding.  Many forever thanks to dragonnan for helping to tame this beast as well as for the exquisite assist.  I absolutely could not do this without her help.

4. The Secret to Successful Fishing Lies in the Use of the Right Bait and Plenty of Dy-no-mite! by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2987 words)

Thank you to dragonnan for (in addition to many other things) making me wake up long enough to post this.

Also HUGE thanks and massive apologies to everyone who has reviewed so far.  I feel one hundred kinds of fail for being so late to respond *blush*.  I fear this one track mind that I've developed will be the end of me yet.

I also fear that this means that I'm turning into my mother.  Not that my mom isn't epic and amazing...I'm just not ready to BE her yet.  You know?

I think I should just shut up and get on to the story.  Here we go!

5. Fake Psychic on a Hot Tin Roof by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2595 words)
This goes out to dragonnan for letting pick up the pieces of mojo that she leaves scattered about because she simply has too much that she can't possibly carry it all.

6. Quick, Kids, Throw the Dirty Dishes in the Oven and the Laundry in the Bathtub, 'Cause We Got Company! by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2671 words)

Hello, everyone, My name is SydneyWoo and I suck at life.


If anyone is still out there, please forgive me for the delay.  You will all be glad to know that I am actively trying to win the lottery so that I can spend my days in leisure and try and remember what 'fun' is.  

As always, all my thanks and gratitude and eternal appreciation goes out to dragonnan.

This one's for her:)

7. Screw-Ups, Stare-Downs, Do-Overs, and Just Needing To Get Away From It All by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3483 words)
More thanks than I can begin to express for dragonnan's help.  Without it, this story would go nowhere.  She provided so much good feedback for this that I ended up stealing most of it without any shame whatsoever.  I luffs her epic face.

8. The Family That Plays Together Pretty Much Just Makes Themselves a Bigger Target by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3385 words)

Again with the thanking of dragonnan.  I can't help myself.  She's just so...thankable!  Thank you to all who have supported this story with a click or two.  The last month has been especially heinous.  I would love to plant kisses on each one of your foreheads.

But here's the funny thing about bosses who go crazy...they can be turned into fic characters really easy.  And that, my friends, is how the world stays in balance.  But that is going to be another story altogether.  Now, back to this one!


9. Snackless in Seattle by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3546 words)

I think that I shall dedicate this chapter to my lovely Stray.  Because she is that awesome.

Many thanks to dragonnan for helping me to wrestle this out of my head.  There was a lot of stuff cluttering up the place in there.  There was lots of dust...and raccoons.  It wasn't pleasant.

Thank you for your patience while RL has bled me dry.  I appreciate it.  Sorry for the wait!

 And now I'm going to quit babbling, already, and get on with the story...

10. Another Freaking New Day in Paradise. Perfect. by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3293 words)

11. Can You Hear Me Now? How Bout Now? Now? by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2918 words)
To heartless skank taskmasters.  You know who you are...

12. This, Dear Children, Is What We Call 'a Problem'. by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3113 words)

This update (and pretty much every update=) made possible by the prodding hand holding encouragement of dragonnan.


She rocks like that.


13. There's a Great, Big, Shiny, World of Hurt Out There Just Waiting to be Explored by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (1678 words)

14. All By Myself... Don't Wanna Be All By Myself... in a River... with a Freaking Trap on My Leg... by SydneyWoo [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2674 words)

So SydneyWoo and I were chatting about this fic again - as we do.  And then, abruptly, she thrust the thing at me with a wild cackle and darted back into the woods.  Distantly, i heard the sound of deep howls....  All that to say, I have been, somewhat violently, harnessed as a secondary author!  I hope I do justice to this magnificent adventure!

~ Drag


15. Chapter 15 by dragonnan [Reviews - 1] (3151 words)

Holy Cats - FOUR YEARS!!! (I honestly thought it had been longer, actually...)

I can only apologize PROFUSELY!!! Both for the long wait as well as for the fact that I'm still struggling with getting back into writing Psych.  I unfortunately can't make promises for when the next update will happen after this but I said a looong time ago that I don't plan to abandon these stories and that still holds true even if my funk is a long one.  

Anyway, all that business aside I am so thrilled to FINALLY offer you this next loooong awaited chapter!!

FYI this one is 100% for Emachinescat who had mentioned this story in a Tumblr post - which heavily motivated me to get this chapter completed!