Categories: Alternate Universe Characters: Buzz, Gus, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OFC, Other, Shawn, Victoria Parker
Genres: Drama, General, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Challenges: Lassie Face!
Challenges: Lassie Face!
Series: Witness Protection
Chapters: 71 Completed: Yes
Word count: 54856 Read: 26081
Published: December 05, 2012 Updated: August 01, 2013
Disclaimer: I do not own Psych, nor do I own any of its characters, settings, trademarks, or related material. Psych and all related materials are the property of their respective owners. The plot and original characters of this story are my intellectual property. I am not associated with Psych, its creators, or any involved parties. I am not associated with any other media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
2. Chapter 2 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 3] (759 words)
I hope everyone is adjusting well to the new third person POV. I wasn't sure about using it, mostly because I prefer first person and the new set-up feels a little weird, but there are parts of the story that require Lassiter's point of view in order for it to make sense, so my hands were tied!
3. Chapter 3 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (962 words)
Sorry it took so long to post this! I was working on another story. I'll try to avoid any sizable delays from here on out, but...life is crazy. :-)
5. Chapter 5 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (656 words)
Happy Becca Day, you guys! It's been six months for me and Psychfic, and (much more importantly) it's been six months for Rebecca and Lassiter!!! :-)
So! I haven't gotten that far in the story yet, but at some point you will be given a romantic interlude, because they will be celebrating their anniversary in the story. But for now, I wrote what I think is a cute little romantic chapter as a mini-gift to appease you and keep you going until we get to the good part. :-)
7. Chapter 7 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (645 words)
I have GOT to stop writing chapters like this, or I will... I don't know. Explode or something. ;-D Anyway. Things are probably going to start into a downward spiral from here on out, so don't get too comfortable. Also, this chapter and the previous one will probably come back to haunt them, so it's not like they're completely awkward fluff... ;-)
9. Chapter 9 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (573 words)
Hey, everyone! Back to work on YJAM! Yay! Sorry to keep you waiting. Hope you guys are enjoying the last few days of 2012.
A big awkward moment in this chapter... ;-)
11. Chapter 11 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (951 words)
This chapter is hopefully in character for Lassiter's ex-wife. I'm not honestly sure. I made it up as I went along!
This is also one of those chapters that will make clear the reasoning behind the recent switch to third person POV. This is a crucial component of the plot, yet it's something that Rebecca would never see.
12. Chapter 12 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (751 words)
I had too much fun with this one. I'll give you a cookie if you can identify the Easter egg from a previous story. ;-)
Bonus cookies if you can tell me in what key Gustav Holst wrote his Second Suite!
Also, I forgot to ask earlier, but did anyone catch the surreptitious Lion King quote in the last chapter?
13. Chapter 13 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (466 words)
Sorry for the shorter chapter. I wanted to use a jump cut to end the scene, and I utterly despise putting jump cuts right in the middle of a chapter.
Anyway. Lassiter finds a loophole.
Things should get interesting next chapter. ;-)
14. Chapter 14 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (778 words)
Rebecca visits Lassiter's house. This was surprisingly hard to write. All Becca and Lassiter wanted to do was stare awkwardly at each other! :-D
Also, I'm reading Stephen King's "On Writing." He says to use adverbs as little as possible, especially in dialogue attribution. I don't know if you've noticed this or not, but most of what I do is adverbs, especially in dialogue attribution! To experiment, I'm trying to cut back on adverb usage. Over the next few chapters, please let me know if you see a difference, for better or worse! :-)
17. Chapter 17 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (964 words)
I'm officially apologizing for taking so long to update. My last update was last week; this has officially been the longest I have ever gone without posting on one of my main "Becca" stories! I am shamed, and it feels like it's been a decade. But in some ways, it's good, because this chapter had been giving me a lot of trouble, but then I came back and somehow figured out exactly what I wanted to do with it. So here you go, and sorry! :-)
26. Chapter 26---Comic Relief, Courtesy of Shawn Spencer by PineappleHead [Reviews - 3] (599 words)
This chapter is a joke. Shawn hijacked the story. But there is a real clue in there, so pay attention! :-D
It works best if you imagine Shawn narrating it with sock puppets and different Shawn voices for each character. ;-D
30. Chapter 30 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (875 words)
Okay, so... Victoria is really hard to write. Mostly because she only appeared in one episode and was only mentioned in a handful of others. Because I know next to nothing about her, I'm essentially creating a nd character here. So if I took a few too many artistic liberties, I apologize. :-)
37. Chapter 37 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 2] (726 words)
Talking with Lucinda. I don't know if anyone noticed this or not, but in the season 7 premiere (mild spoiler alert), there was a plaque on the "Hall of Fame" at the shooting range that read: "Lucinda Barry Memorial Tournament---Carlton Lassiter, First Place." This chapter holds my interpretation of this event.
38. Chapter 38 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (648 words)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Who watched The Luck of the Irish with Timothy Omundson today? I know I did! ;-D
Note: In this chapter, one of my OCs will make a disparaging remark. Don't take offense. It's just his characterization. :-)
41. Chapter 41 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (874 words)
Some major stuff is revealed! This actually takes place sooner than I expected it to. I'd actually planned for something else to happen first, but I felt like putting this event in this place felt better in the natural flow of the story. I think I'll be able to keep the event that was cut, but we'll have to see.
45. Chapter 45 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (501 words)
If there are things that don't make sense in this chapter, they will probably be clarified by the next chapter. Unless the next chapter makes it worse. We'll see.
46. Chapter 46 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (1539 words)
This chapter is waaaaayyy different from anything I've posted before. I wrote it in a midnight frenzy and I've actually been debating for a long time on whether or not to include this scene. I don't often beg for reviews or criticism, but I really want to know what you think of this chapter, for good or for bad. I'm really self-conscious about this one.
48. Chapter 48 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (416 words)
Sorry for the utterly short chapter, but I desperately needed a jump cut. I tried so hard to put the jump cut in the middle of the chapter, but I just couldn't make myself do it. I just cannot, under normal circumstances, put a jump cut in the middle of the chapter. I just can't do it. But I'll post the next chapter in the morning (I hope). :-)
55. Chapter 55 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (356 words)
Again, sorry for the short chapter, but you know my feelings on jump cuts. Shawn makes a phone call in this chapter and also thinks briefly on his feelings toward Lassiter.
56. Chapter 56 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (668 words)
So now you know my evil plan. They break up, and then he gets shot. Will he survive? Will their relationship survive? Well, you'll have to wait a couple chapters to find out! Because right now Rebecca is just on her way to the hospital. :-)
61. Chapter 61 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (784 words)
For some reason, this chapter was one of the hardest chapters ever to write. I don't usually get writer's block, but I definitely suffered a bout during this one. It drove me insane! That is all. :-D
62. Chapter 62 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (1351 words)
Well, after another severe bout of writer's block, I finally just sat down to write and ended up with this! And it came out absolutely NOTHING like what I had planned. At all! It's amazing what happens sometimes, isn't it?
64. Chapter 64 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 3] (851 words)
Well, I'm not so sure about the first half of this chapter, but I had a good time writing the last half. I really hope I did Buzz justice in this chapter. Something didn't feel quite right.
Next chapter, there should be more about the elusive "grand gesture," which I've been planning for a loooong time, but didn't think to connect it with the grand gesture thing until I was inspired by BlkLunaDragon and Massie. By the way, there's a nice fat Easter egg in here for you!
To everyone else, I'm sorry that it makes absolutely no sense to you. :-D
P.S. David de Spain sends his regards. Cheerio! ;-)
65. Chapter 65 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 1] (1142 words)
The end grows very near! Mwa ha ha! And then, on to Roulette. Which will be interesting. This is the first time I've started a sequel before finishing the previous story. It's different. So many continuities to keep track of! :-D
Anyway. Lassiter tries to make a plan... He was surprisingly vocal for this chapter. Which is good. Maybe he'll keep talking through the next one so I can finish! :-)
66. Chapter 66 by PineappleHead [Reviews - 3] (497 words)
Just a short, light-hearted chapter. I'm back again! Sorry for the long wait. Real life stuff. You know how it is. :-)
In all honesty, this should be longer, but I wanted to post something because it's been so long, and there's no telling when I'll get around to finishing the rest.