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Summary:

He came to this country with only a name and a few stories, holding tightly to the details that meant the most, to the ones he knew he could use.

The name led him to a face, mistakenly captioned in the local newspaper. But he didn't know that, didn't know how often these local American newspapers erred.

The face in the newspaper was Carlton Lassiter's, but the name on the man's tongue was Shawn Spencer's. It was proof enough, and nothing said otherwise could change his mind.

 

A case of mistaken identity puts Lassiter in the path of a dangerous, gravely calm and patient ex-con who arrives in Santa Barbara demanding a task impossible for even the most gifted local fake psychics. But he's desperate, he's been biding his time for the past decade, and he's determined to get what he wants.

Lassiter, unwillingly and reluctantly, is forced to play along—without the slightest inclination of how to be "psychic", let alone be Shawn Spencer.


Rated: T
Categories: Season Characters: Gus, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Suspense
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Word count: 38280 Read: 5601
Published: July 24, 2012 Updated: January 11, 2016
Story Notes:

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. Title of story and song lyrics quote within at beginning are credited and belong to the band/group Shock of Pleasure and their song "False Positive".

 

Main Characters: Carlton Lassiter, OMC, Shawn Spencer, Chief Karen Vick, Burton "Gus" Guster

 

Secondary Characters: Buzz McNab, Juliet O'Hara, Henry Spencer

 

Genres: Drama, Crime, Suspense, Mystery, Hurt/Comfort

 

Timeline: Set in Season Five following "Romeo and Juliet and Juliet" and during "Feet, Don't Kill Me Now". Main action of the story follows a slightly alternate ending to "Feet, Don't Kill Me Now": the case of the episode has been closed but Gus and Lassiter's tap dance recital at the end of the episode has not occurred yet. Therefore, Lassiter still visits the dance studio to prepare for the recital.

 

Spoilers for up through Season Five.

 

 

 

 

1. Prologue: Nothing To Lose, Nothing But You by silverluna [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarhalf star (2787 words)

Author's Note: Originally, this idea for this story struck me a year or more ago, but when I had confided the brainstorm to another author, Egorstandish, she told me the concept was impossible—but I didn't think it was. Maybe crazy, but not impossible. ;) Then she helped me brainstorm further—which brought me to another layer/dimension of just what could be considered impossible—or not. I held onto the ideas and kept exploring the layers and dimensions—as well as the OMC that formed as a result. I have a considerable amount of the story written, but this will be a WIP. I owe Egorstandish credits for some of the brainstorming too.

 

 

Hellseher = psychic (in German)

 

Reviews, feedback, and constructive criticism are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for reading!

 

 

2. Chapter 1: I'm Just An Animal And Cannot Explain A Life by silverluna [Reviews - 5] (2841 words)

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. Also do not own references to Snoop Dogg's song "Gin and Juice"; the TV show Crazy Like A Fox or the TV movie Still Crazy Like A Fox.

 

Author's Note: WOW! Many thanks for the awesome reviews and feedback for the prologue! :D So happy to have you here! Happy reading. :)

 

Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome and appreciated. Advanced thanks.

 

 

3. Chapter 2: I Count The Ways To Disappear by silverluna [Reviews - 2] (2913 words)

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.

 

Author's Note: I apologize for the delay in updating; I keep getting asked to work on days off, which leaves me less free time during the week. (And next week I will be on vacation with no internet access.) Thanks to everyone reading and reviewing and favoriting and following! And special thanks to the reviewers who have helped inspire me. Hope your interest continues to be piqued with this chapter. :)

 

Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcome and appreciated. Thanks again for reading! :)

 

4. Chapter 3: There's A Stranger In My Place by silverluna [Reviews - 0] (3207 words)

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. Don't own Staples.

 

Author's Note: Hope you're still out there! Thanks for your patience. :) Definitely envy all those who can post updates at more regular intervals, but I'll still do my best. Thanks to everyone reading and reviewing!

 

Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcomed and appreciated! Enjoy!

 

Leu is Romania's currency, Zloty is Poland's currency.

5. Chapter 4: I Should Let It Go, But This One I Will Keep by silverluna [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3421 words)

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. Don't own references to Nelly Furtado, Nelly, or Marky Mark's song "Good Vibrations".

 

Author's Note: Thanks to everyone for the support, encouragement, feedback, follows and favoriting. Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcomed and appreciated. Happy reading. :)

 

 

 

6. Chapter 5: The Devil That You Know Is Better Than The One You Don't by silverluna [Reviews - 1] (3463 words)

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.

 

Author's Note: Thank you for the continued support, encouragement, follows and favorites and reviews! Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcomed and highly appreciated! :) Enjoy!

 

Timeline of "the first 48 hours" is slightly off, trying to account for the time when Lassiter's things and car were found, rather than the exact moment Lassiter vanished (this will be addressed in upcoming chapters).

 

 

7. Chapter 6: There's No Passion In Neutral by silverluna [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3893 words)

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.

 

Author's Note: Thank you for the wonderful reviews and encouragement from everyone! Hope you enjoy this update. :) Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are always welcomed and appreciated. Happy reading! :)

 

 

8. Chapter 7: Do You Remember Me? I'm Just A Shadow Now by silverluna [Reviews - 0] (5765 words)

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.

 

Author's Note: Had a free day, was inspired and spent the entire day working on this new chapter. Hope you enjoy it! Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are always welcomed and appreciated. Happy reading! :) Thanks for the encouragement, favs and follows and for sticking with this story. :)

 

 

 

9. Chapter 8: Squeeze You Dead Until Take Your Last Breath by silverluna [Reviews - 0] (5692 words)

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.

 

Author's Note: Many thanks to all still reading. Glad you're still out there. Reviews, feedback and constructive criticism are welcomed and appreciated greatly. :)

 

German words: Geheimagent? = undercover agent. Polizei = police.

 

As a little warning, this chapter is a bit heavier on whumpage than previous chapters.

 

 

10. Chapter 9: If You Believe In Me How Can I Be Dissolving? by silverluna [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (4298 words)

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. Don't own reference to Netflix or Law & Order: SVU.

 

Author's Note: Hello again. It looks like 2015 slipped by without me updating a single Psych fic. Well, now it's a new year. Reviews, feedback, and constructive criticism are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for reading! :)