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Summary: AU Tag to 'Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable.' There was Uncle Jack, the treasure hunt, Jack's betrayal, the detectives' not showing up in time, all the guns and threats and something about misplaced modifiers, and then they'd taken him, leaving Gus behind as some kind of walking, talking, grammatically correct ransom note. So much for Jack being the "fun" uncle.
Rated: T
Categories: Season Characters: Gus, Henry, Jack Spencer, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Missing Scene, Suspense
Warnings: Major Spoilers
Challenges: None
Series: AU That Glitters
Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Word count: 16647 Read: 2665
Published: May 13, 2013 Updated: May 18, 2017
Story Notes:
DISCLAIMER: I don't own Psych. And that's okay. Because I really believe that Steve Franks has got it covered way better than I ever could. He just has to make sure that the show never comes to an end, and I will be fully content with his reign.

I've had this idea in my head for a while. More than just a while, actually. A couple years, at least. When I first watched 4x3, I thought, "Oh, man, I so wish Juliet wouldn't have picked up on Shawn's clue so quickly, because I would have loved to see Shawn get ransomed for Buchard's treasure. (I know, I'm so nice.) I thought for sure that someone would have written a fic about it, so I searched everywhere but couldn't find it. By everywhere, I mean on fanfiction . net and PsychFic, so maybe not everywhere, per say. So I decided I would write one myself. And for some reason unknown to me… I didn't. I never, ever got around to it. Until today. Because last night, I re-watched the episode (for like the fourth or fifth time) and finally resolved that I was going to write this story as soon as humanly possible, darn it! But then I fell asleep, so I'm writing it now. :) All that to say, this has been a long time coming, and I'm super excited about it. Hopefully, it'll turn out as well as I hope. Please read, review, and enjoy! :D

1. Part One by Emachinescat [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (3409 words)
I don't remember if any of the bad guys were actually named in the show (besides Mark), and I'm not going to go into the greatest detail trying to describe them the way they were in the show. I'm not even entirely sure how many there were, but I'm thinking about three of each group of Jack's ex-partners. So I'm going to go with that. And I know, I know, I just watched the episode last night, but give me a break. Poetic license, or maybe laziness. I dunno; I've heard it both ways. :) Enjoy. And obviously, there will be spoilers for this episode, as well as some minor ones for "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark" and "Psy vs. Psy". :)

2. Part Two by Emachinescat [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2876 words)
I’ve had this done for a couple of months, but I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. So I brooded, went back and forth on whether I should post it or edit it first, forgot about it for a while, and then remembered that I hadn’t posted it yet and said, “What the heck?”

Hope you enjoy.

3. Part Three by Emachinescat [Reviews - 0] (2573 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, or MacGyver. Pity, really.

*shuffles into frame, head bowed low in penance* Forgive me readers, for I have sinned.

It's been far, far too long since I last updated this story. I honestly did not mean to leave it – or fanfiction, for that matter, for such a long time, and I know no amount of excuses will cover it, but… I am back, with a long-due chapter to this story I started ages ago. Just to give you an idea of what's kept me away for so long: I've had some health issues, I went to graduate school and got my MA in creative writing, I got married, I started teaching college, I wrote a book, I – yes, you heard me correctly. I wrote a book. :) Also, you guys, we're getting a Psych reunion holiday movie, and I can't even!! Please enjoy, and let me know what you think! :)

Warnings for this chapter; some mild language, and some Shawn whump. Nothing too violent or intense, but there is blood, and broken bones. I'm just mean to poor Shawn. :)

4. Part Four by Emachinescat [Reviews - 0] (3941 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.

This is the second-to-last chapter; I'll have the last one up soon! Thanks to everyone who has read and reviewed thus far!

Warnings: some mild language, and general Shawn whumpage. I have no shame ;P

5. Part Five by Emachinescat [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3848 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.

You guys, after long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long last – here it is! The final chapter, the conclusion to Hit the Road! A HUGE thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed and stuck with me throughout the hiatus – this is for you guys! Please review, and enjoy!

Warnings: some mild language, and some whump and non-descriptive descriptions of injuries