[Reviews - 4] Printer
Summary: AU of the pilot episode. After being reprimanded by the interim chief, Head Detective Carlton Lassiter bites off more than he can possibly chew after attempting to apologize to a concussed Spencer for the less than gentle arrest at the end of the McCallum case. Spoilers for "Domestic Pilot." Part 1 of my whumpy episodic AU series, "AU that Glitters."
Rated: eT
Categories: Season Characters: Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Major Spoilers
Challenges: None
Series: AU That Glitters
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 2112 Read: 235
Published: July 25, 2017 Updated: July 25, 2017
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.

I'm planning on turning this into a series, with one whumpy alternative for every episode of the show. Obviously, this will be a long, ongoing project that I'll write more on whenever I'm inspired or have the time, but I do plan on writing more whumpy episode AUs.

1. Chapter 1 by Emachinescat [Reviews - 4] (2112 words)
Going back and watching "Psych" from the beginning, I realized that Lassie is rough with Shawn several times during the first season. (Of course, he does the same thing at times in seasons 4 and 7, but not nearly as often, and they're definitely in "frenemy" territory by that point.) He's not super violent, but he does smack him around a bit. So I took the episode in a whumpier direction and had Lassiter take a bit more responsibility for his actions here. Remember that this is the pilot episode, so the only real relationship that's on somewhat stable ground at this point is Shawn's and Gus's...

Please enjoy, and let me know what you think! :)