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Summary: Henry's past comes back to haunt him in the worst of ways when a psychopath bent on revenge goes after his son in a deadly game inspired by the dark themes of revenge in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Now father and son must fight for their lives and for each other, because this guy is determined to kill a mockingbird: a snarky, faux-psychic mockingbird named Shawn Spencer. Warning: Here there be Shawn whump.

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Rated: T
Categories: Season Characters: Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, OMC, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Suspense
Warnings: Graphic Violence
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Completed: Yes
Word count: 67740 Read: 15296
Published: February 11, 2014 Updated: June 30, 2014
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.  photo 58 BEST BAD GUY ORIGINAL CHARACTER-Year7 1st Place_zpsmafmaft8.jpg  photo 40 BOO-BOO AWARD-Year7_1st Place Emachinescat_zpswfl7z4bb.jpg  photo 31 HOW MANY HATS AWARD-Year7-Emach_zpswuvuyeka.jpg I'm here with an all-new story, one that's been months in the making! The great news: It's completed. All 17 chapters plus an epilogue have been written to ensure that you will, for once, get timely updates from yours truly. I plan to update every Wednesday, on schedule, as promised! From now on, I will not begin posting on a story until it has been completed in its entirety. Which this one has. So.. you can expect regular updates. Which (I hope) means you'll be leaving reviews regularly, too, because your feedback is VITAL to my survivor as an author.

So, quick note about this story: You do NOT have to have read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in order to understand it. Shawn's never read it, and he figured everything out just fine (not really; he had to go through a heck of a lotta whump in order to figure it out...). Everything you need to know about the book will be told in the story, but I urge you, if you haven't read this classic, do so - it is well worth the read! I for one adore the book, and I couldn't help but come up with the idea of a crazy, revenge-seeking scholar trying to mirror the idea of killing a mockingbird by going after the child of his enemy, just like what happens in the novel. This takes place near the end of season four, after "You Can't Handle This Episode" and there will be general spoilers, but specifically for "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark" and "You Can't Handle This Episode." Takes place before "Mr. Yin Presents."

1. Tweety's Had a Bad Day by Emachinescat [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3615 words)
Please read and review. :)

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. As for the date in the 'young Shawn' part, I've given up trying to figure it out. I thought I had the math down, but then 'Cloudy with a Chance of Improvement' aired, and apparently Shawn was a baby in 1981, and I had figured that he'd be maybe six or seven around that time, so... whatever. I don't even know if the writers know how old young Shawn is at this point... though we rarely get to see him anymore. :(

2. Murder in the Twitter Feed by Emachinescat [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3411 words)
Thanks so much to the people who have reviewed, favorited, and followed this story so far!

Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird, or The Hunger Games.

3. Research Never Killed Anybody, But It Did Get Them Abducted by Emachinescat [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3106 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird, or The Hunger Games, nor do I own the Wikipedia excerpts, which I actually looked up on Wikipedia for the story. I also don't own Oedipus Rex or Red Fish Blue Fish (curious yet, lol?).

I caved and am updating a bit earlier than usual, but technically, it's 1 a.m. here even if I haven't gone to bed yet, so... it's Wednesday! :) Yay, loopholes! Thank you so much for your reviews!

Also, I can't figure out now to do bold and italics, which is why book titles are surrounded with commas-to-the-top instead of being in italics. I don't understand HTML at all. :(

Enjoy, and please review! :)

4. Nuclear Iron Giant vs. Shawn and the Magical Spinning Coat Hanger by Emachinescat [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3876 words)
Surprise! I'm updating early this week because I've got the entire day tomorrow planned out and devoted to spending time with my wonderful boyfriend, so I don't know when I'd have time to update, so you're getting it tonight, even though it's just 10 p.m. where I'm at! Yay! Thanks to skylucy for reviewing chapter 3! If you're interested in another early update this week, check out the last paragraph of the A/N at the bottom of the chapter! :) Enjoy, and please review!

5. Hang In There, Shawn (As If You've Got a Choice) by Emachinescat [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4747 words)
Happy birthday to me, and to you, for here is an early update, and it is a long one! XD Thank you so much for the reviews! The whump gets started in this one, but it's really going to amp up in the next few chapters, so get ready... As always, see the extended A/N at the end of the chapter! Enjoy, and please review! :)

6. Heigh-Ho, the Derry-o, the Murder of O'Dell by Emachinescat [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3155 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird or Willy Wonka.

Thanks for all of the reviews! The chapters are going to become a bit shorter for a little while now, dropping to about 3K words, which is still pretty long. And this one is almost purely whump, so that should make up for being slightly shorter. :) WARNING: There is some pretty intense violence in this chapter. As always, see extended A/N and anonymous review replies at the end of the chapter. Enjoy; please review!

The scene encased in ellipses is a flashback; I can't get the darned italics to work on this thing, so I'm having to make do with what I have! Sorry! :3

7. Sleepless in Santa Barbara by Emachinescat [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4240 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych or To Kill a Mockingbird.

Thanks for your awesome reviews! Sorry I've been such a slacker on replying! I'll try to do better this chapter! Spoilers for "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark" in this chapter. Thanks for reviews, favorites and follows! Extended A/N and anonymous review replies at the end of the chapter. Enjoy; please review! :)

8. Getting Vengeance 101: Rubric for Revenge by Emachinescat [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4434 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych or To Kill a Mockingbird.

Warning: some gore in this chapter.

Thanks for the reviews and for reading!

If you want more father-son bonding, Shawn whump and hurt/comfort, check out my newest one-shot, "No More Spencers Jumping on the Bed!" It's an AU episode tag to "Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up" - with much more h/c, angst, and whump! :D

Enjoy, and PLEASE review! :)

9. Cool Backstory, Bro... But You Can Keep Your Knuckle Sammich by Emachinescat [Reviews - 2] (3701 words)
Thank you SO much for your reviews! I'm so blown away by the response to this story! THANK YOU! As you can tell, I'm updating early this week, as a goodbye-Psych farewell present. I won't give any spoilers, but I will say that I loved the show's finale and felt they ended it beautifully, but even so, in the words of Blackapella ("Quarterblack!"), "It's so hard to say goodbye..." And this is part of my attempt to say goodbye. Psych will live on forever in my heart, and my DVD player, and fan-fiction. Please read, review, and enjoy!

10. A Not-So-Simple Case of Trial and Terror by Emachinescat [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (4125 words)
Thanks for the reviews for the last chapter! :) Warning: there is a bit more gore in this chapter. While still not explicit, I think it's definitely cringe-worthy... :) Enjoy, and please review! :D

11. I'll Snap My Thumbs and Fight for You by Emachinescat [Reviews - 3] (3426 words)
I'm going to go ahead and clarify: THIS IS NOT A DEATHFIC! I've had a lot of people asking me if Shawn dies, and the answer is no! No worries, I will always let you know if I'm going to kill someone off! :) Thanks for the response for the last chapter! This chapter is action packed! Enjoy, and please review!

12. A High-Stakes Game of Cops and Homicidal Scholars by Emachinescat [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarhalf star (3346 words)
I don't own Psych or To Kill a Mockingbird.

Enjoy, and please review! :)

13. On the Hike-Way to Help by Emachinescat [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (5355 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter or The Walking Dead. (Never even seen the last one, nor will I ever watch it. I hate zombies. Blech! :) Thank you to everyone who read and reviewed! Please read and review!

14. Peekaboo-boo, ICU! by Emachinescat [Reviews - 1] (4276 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird, or Duck Dynasty.

Also, thank you so much to everyone who reviewed! I know I'm rubbish and replying, but I'm going to really make an effort to get caught up and tell everyone personally just how much your support and reviews mean to me - because they do!!! :)

First off, I realize the chapter title might be a little... well... callous. But then again, so was "Hang In There, Shawn (As If You Have a Choice)", so I'm sticking with it, lol. :) Sorry this is a little later on Tuesday than usual, but I spent all my free time at work on here reading Dragonnan's Fury series and subsequently bawling my eyes out! LOL, anyway... Enjoy, please read and review! XD

15. What Does the Faux Say? by Emachinescat [Reviews - 1] (4899 words)
Disclaimer: I don't own Psych, To Kill a Mockingbird or Iron Giant.

A/N: Thanks so much for the reviews! Sorry I've not been doing that well in responding in a timely manner... I've been busy! As for the chapter title... I couldn't help it. I just had to. LOL! Enjoy, and please review! :D

16. If Real Men Don't Cry, Then What Does That Make Us? by Emachinescat [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (5168 words)
Sorry for being late in updating! I hadn't gotten any reviews, so I wanted to wait until I got at least one, and when I did, I forgot to update! :) This is the last chapter before the epilogue, and it's full of father/son goodness! I hope you enjoy and please review! XD

17. Epilogue: To Resuscitate a Mockingbird by Emachinescat [Reviews - 1] (2860 words)
I am soooo sorry! I seriously thought I had put the final chapter up until I got a message from someone informing me that I left this incomplete... *grins sheepishly* Whoops? Hope you all will forgive me for letting this happen... and I hope you enjoy the epilogue! Thanks for all of your support!

I don't own Psych, TKAM, Hunger Games, etc., etc. :)