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    After the first Deep Water Horizon broadcast, Will can't sleep. So he contemplates making a phone call. This is for LIlacMermaid's June Fan Fiction challenge.

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    The storm had woke her, the rolling thunder an uncomfortable reminder of the constant drumming of artillery fire. The ping of the rain on the windows, when it came, was an equally sharp and unsettling sound.

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    Pre-series, pre-relationship, pre-gaming. Will's early crush on Mac and how he responds when he hears she and Brenner are having some issues.

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    Inspired by a prompt by lilacmermaid on tumblr

     

    What if Will & Mackenzie were never a couple before Mac left, but only the best of friends?

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    Why she thought she could clear her head out here she isn't sure, but despite the heat it's nice to be outside where she can at least think without being interrupted by Brian's smug tone, or Will's current mood.

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    Two road trips, seven years apart.

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    I feel that (almost) every episode could have ended with or led up to a happy end - Here are my versions. Some shorter, some longer, some simple, some more complex - Please also read the notes at the start of chapter 1. All characters belong to brilliant Aaron Sorkin. One shots, each chapter is a separate story and stands on its own.

    The M-rating only applies to chapter 5.

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    8/10
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    It was odd to be coming home this early with the sun still flooding in behind him as he crosses the lobby, arms full of takeout bags. It was an odd artifact of the news cycle— the flurry of emails, phone calls, and texts that had started arriving in the middle of the night three days ago— and the impending weekend. It was quiet now, rush hour not quite begun, and it feels, oddly, as if the storm was still approaching, as if it hadn't just blown through them. Three days with almost no sleep, he should be exhausted, but he's not, and that's what worries him. The storm may be over but he hadn't spared a thought for the damage it may have caused.

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    “So, does that mean you'd be okay with meeting my parents or is that a step too far?” She grins, knowing just how much her mother is itching to meet him, deciding not to tell him that for the moment. “I know they'd love to meet you.”

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    “I think Jim thinks I used to cry,” there’s amusement in her voice edged with a note of triumph that he recognizes as distinctly dangerous. “I got good at being quiet.”

    “Oh,” he breathes out when her voice drops off silky smooth, with a smirk he knows is there because even if he hasn’t heard it in years, he’s heard that tone of voice before in the inky black of his bedroom, in the back of a cab on the way to her place after dinner, in the stairwell behind the studio at CNN.

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    Mac and Will alone in the fallout shelter in the basement of the AWM building on a Saturday night.

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    Another flashback from 'Act of Violence'. At a conference in Atlanta, Will & Mac, pre-series. "Under Jordan's over-confident influence (rather, actually, just drunken instigation) MacKenzie is a whole new creature, one he's not sure he's entirely equipped to handle on the fly."

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    “I slapped him. Yes. No.” The woman sitting behind him on the phone sounds exasperated. There’s nothing he can do until the cop comes back with his coffee or doughnut or whatever it was he had wandered off to find, so he turns in his chair and watches her.

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    September 15, 2017 Judge Timothy Wilson found former St. Louis police office Jason Stockley not guilty of first degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. Expecting this to become a major news headline on a day that included 3 other major news stories, ACN assigned each newsroom a particular story to run point on. The News Night producers now have to find ways to work past their biases about the case to cover the Stockley verdict in a fair way.

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    What it says on the tin. Set pre-Wade. For lilacmermaid's September challenge.

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    He sighs but she can tell he isn’t angry anymore, resigned and a little frustrated perhaps, he had never known her to listen when he wanted her to. “If you’re going to do this-”

    “That's sweet, Will.” She flashes him a smile knowing he hadn’t intended to make the gallant overture she’s implying, even if he wasn’t going to let her do this on her own.

    “You'd better be standing in front of me when they come for us.”

    “I'm quite a good with a handgun; I'm an excellent shot. My hand to hand is a little-”

    “All right, but if this blows up,” he cuts her off with a look, “don't hang around.”

    “I'd prefer not to take my foot off the landmine in the first place.” She tells him seriously. “We'd both be better off that way.”

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    Missing scene from the end of Unintended Consequences. This is for Lilac Mermaid's September Fan Fiction Challenge, Let's See Some Sports.

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    Ulcers have a high rate of recurrence so... Will lands back in the hospital? Post series. (Mostly because Passcrow keeps saying that Sorkin didn't make enough use of McAvoy's pre-existing condition.)

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    It had started with a shared cigarette, a little white lie, and a spectacular view.

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    An (angsty) exploration of what might've happened if Mac had cheated on Brian with Will instead of the other way around.

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    I guess the title says it all... Do I need to blush?

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    “So why did you tell me?” “If I had it to do over, I wouldn’t…”
    A little fantasia in which Mac gets a do-over. In other words, be careful what you wish for.

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    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
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    38
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