2 Works in Michaela Pratt/Original Female Character(s)
Her parents were homophobic. They told her she wouldn't find anybody to love her if she kept doing this to her family. She would, though, it just meant she needed to learn how to hide it.
She survives high school, through flings and noncommittal relationships, until they commit her to a Christian boot camp, where she is fed drugs and raped repeatedly.
Michaela Pratt has blocked out all of this, until one night she cannot stop what happens to her. Again. She begins dating this man, knowing he is truly cruel.
Then, she meets Laurel. For the first time, she isn't afraid of society's notions or what her parents would say. They weren't family anymore. But how is she supposed to tell Aidan Walker that?
He becomes the monster he once was. She becomes worse than when they sent her away and had her committed because of their insipid lies and reality's terrible truths.
One girl's terribly kind acts and amazing, repeatedly compassionate wishes and wisdom truly shone through the bleak days and sleepless nights once.
Could Laurel be her savior once more?
When it was all over, no one quite knew what to do. Up until then, there had been a plan--as tenacious and fragile as it was, it had still been there. Reconvene, clean the weapon, get the body, buy the lighter fluid, burn the corpse, destroy the evidence, destroy the evidence, destroy the evidence. And now, with the weapon cleaned, the corpse burned, the evidence destroyed, they all lingered around the charred ashes of wood and branch and what was formerly their law professor’s husband.
The body is burned, and now all that's left is to live with it. Connor and Wes find that they aren't very good at doing that alone. Coda to 1x01.