Not this time. Freaking Ocee. She sends Jarod to an unclothed Parker and then interrupts them before they can get their freak on.
I think it was fitting to leave them clothed in this one.
"The story," she said with a shrug, "wouldn't have ended this way, if it had been up to me."
"It is up to you, and," Jarod knitted his brow, "who said it ended? You didn't think you could get rid of me that easily, did you?"
All the feels. Thank you for all of the feels.
Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:54 am
Oh boy. My first thought was Jarod would freak out about the truth about his dad but he doesn't want to freak out while Parker is still going through that hell and he's concealing and restraining his own reaction. He's a pretender. He knows how to do that. Yes, yes, Parker leading the PTA, choosing to be a mother. Oi, but that word. Never. Oi.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:50 am
Ooh, welp, Jarod isn't wrong. She will get used to having a loving father but I think that would take some time. She's so used now to being dependent and having nothing. Yes, Jarod will manage getting into her house just fine because he always does and always has. I love that cute moment. My heart fills with joy that she told Jarod to stay. Shippery feels Mirage. Shippery feels.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:42 am
Where the hell are my clothes. Classic Parker in full classic Parker mode activated. You write this so naturally. The power struggle was expected. Parker doesn't like that imbalanced power structure, with Jarod in charge, and it's hard to blame her. This is a tight story.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:39 am
I could feel Jarod's hopes sink when the phone rang. Ugh. I feel that. So many more Pretender shippery nostalgia feelings when Jarod sends that signal to Parker that it's really him and not his clone and that everything is ok. Parker is so bad ass to the end in this chapter, using all of that adrenaline until it was gone. She wanted to kill Lyle so much and I feel that, and Jarod would have let her and maybe helped her but he needed to move her to safety.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:35 am
I wondered that too. The Centre had eyes everywhere and could read the concern on her face for Jarod but no one ever questioned it in the later years. Only once in the early season was she T-boarded and never again and no one inside the Centre noticed her worrying that Bartlett would kill Jarod. Ooh. Lyle kissing his sister is not good and exactly like Lyle. I'm worried.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:30 am
Syd's answer is to relax and that sounds like Syd, anything to keep Parker from killing Jarod.I have a bad feeling Parker's plan isn't going to work out. I love the character growth, that's she is actively protecting those she loves, including Nate. She is trying to protect him and that means giving him up. The Centre is no place for a kid. Ah Mirage I'm getting all the nostaglic Pretender feels.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:27 am
I haven't read this before and don't remember hearing so much about it so I'm curious. I'm glad I clicked. It's bloody fantastic! I like this style of writing. It's got all of the snark I've come to love from Parker and Jarod as usual is being cryptic. Everyone is in character. Really curious to know what's going on here.Reviewer: shauna Signed [Report This]
Date: 14/01/22 05:23 am
Mirage slamming the brakes? That is so unlike you!! This is not the Mirage I know and love and blush while reading. You seem to be mostly testing the waters here and following the wishes of the reviewers which is nice but I do love how you've evolved and listen to the muses. I love that you ended by saying there was no interruption by an Ocee kind of person this time and leave it to our imagination but I also love how you leave not much to our imagination now. You do write PG but I do love your R rated stories. You're the best of both worlds. You could sequel this. Hint.Reviewer: Jameason Signed [Report This]
Date: 23/10/20 04:37 am
Ben and Parker extoling the quailities of minivans to soothe her ego beacause she used to mock minivans on the show. It's good to see her become more normal, nearly dying and losing everyone has humbled her. That's good. It makes her more likable. THis is definitely one of my favorite stories by you so far.Reviewer: Jameason Signed [Report This]
Date: 23/10/20 04:32 am
OH. OH! I've never read this one. How have I never read this one. I read somewhere in your review responses to other stories that you didn't like this ... why on earth not? It's fantastic. A new new to me something to read by you. Yah!Reviewer: Jameason Signed [Report This]
Date: 23/10/20 03:40 am
Yayayay!! I'm happy dancing. SO look at you go with a happy ending and ... no sex but I didn't even miss the sex until I read your notes at the finale there about slamming on the brakes. You didn't even describe the kiss that happened after they waited for the interruption that didn't come thank GOD! Seriously that Ocee sending Jarod in and then not letting him kiss her.I like the way you played that out.
So you called yourself a nonwriter. Girl please get real. You are an author .You are my FAVORITE author. I got you above Stephen King on my favorite author's list. You're in the top five with Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Margaret Atwood and Charlotte Bronte. So stop talking down yourself because you're insulting me because I love your writing. I'd like a sequel to this. It's amazing. It's one of your best pieces. Thank you for sharing it with us.Reviewer: Jen Signed [Report This]
Date: 21/03/20 06:31 am
So... I didn't that one coming woman. Jarod's real father. But that does make sense the more I think about it. Wow. Ahhh that last line. I love how she jokes about the PTA and minivans, caving to a life she never really wanted but can't resist because she loves that little boy. She has a big heart. I love this.Reviewer: Jen Signed [Report This]
Date: 21/03/20 06:22 am
Parker's all bad ass regardless of what happened. YES! So I'm binge reading all things Mirage tonight if you didn't read my other reviews so I hope you don't get too upset when you see all of these reviews. But you deserve them. This story is totally amazing.Reviewer: Jen Signed [Report This]
Date: 21/03/20 06:18 am
ohh the Centre's gone. That is awesome. I like that Jarod wants her to remember things on her own as a way to measure how she's healing. That's so in character for Jarod. I love that Jarod interupted her pity party and went into the bathroom. It's good to see take the initiative sometimes you know?Reviewer: Jen Signed [Report This]
Date: 21/03/20 06:16 am
Lyle's sarcastic barbs are hilarious and spot on even if it cruel and evil and so so bad. Nicely played by Jarod. He is a pretender and he nailed it. YOU nailed it m'dear.
I will never stop seeing Jarod drag angry Parker away from kicking the sh!t out of Lyle. Jarod had to physically stop her. Best. Scene. Ever.
I don't blame her at all.Reviewer: Jen Signed [Report This]
Date: 21/03/20 06:10 am