Because the storage unit was empty again, and none of them had been able to make ends meet – not for Sara’s meds or Sadie’s hormone therapy, and not to salvage the husk of Boland Motors nor stop Beth and Dean from slipping further into debt, and so maybe Beth had thought about the fake cash, then maybe she’d done enough research into making it, then maybe - - maybe she’d done it, taking it out of her oven the first time she’d pulled it off with a wide and honest grin.
Because right then it had felt good. To have done it. To remember it. To remember she was good at this, that what he’d seen in her had been right and true, even if he was only ever playing with her, even if the rest of it had all been a lie.
A post-season two finale monster baby
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“Okay, well, I was talking to Rio while we were - - in a meeting,” oh god, that’s - - Beth flushes at Ruby’s knowing look, can feel the bubble of babble in her throat cresting, but powers through it. “And I told him Dean and I were selling the house, and I asked him for, you know, like, a little extra money or a raise or something to help me out with finding somewhere.”
“A raise on your fifty percent?” Ruby asks, and Beth nods vehemently, returning Ruby’s are you out of your mind? look with her own who’s side are you on? look before powering through.
“Anyway, he said no, and then we were at a – another meeting a couple of days ago, and he proposed that we - -“ she fumbles for the words in her head. “Consolidate our assets. In our partnership.”
Canon divergence from 2.11. Beth and Rio move in together. They make it work.
- Part 1 of The Center and Circumference
“Guess we get to play nurse after all,” he says, voice low and loaded, and nobody should still be able to leer with a 103 degree fever, but Rio somehow manages it.
“If only I’d remembered my costume,” she replies dryly, and Rio laughs, soft and deep.
“Don’t worry, ma, I got a vivid imagination.”
Or Rio's sick. Set almost immediately after 2.06. Featuring a lot of snark, shoulder massages, non-sexual touching followed by very sexual touching, and Rio in a Boland Motors t-shirt.
- Part 1 of I Got It Bad (and that ain't good)
Right now, Beth pulls the trigger, and Rio’s smile doesn’t so much as slip. His empty grin widening out into something real, something animal. Beth cocks his gun clumsily, and aims again, and it takes her three tries to realise that the chamber’s empty.
A post-season one finale monster baby.
The year is 1976. In November, Jimmy Carter will take control of the White House. Americans are meeting Laverne & Shirley at their apartment in Milwaukee. Hotel California diverges from the reign of Kool & the Gang. And the FBI is still reeling from the repercussions of Watergate, the tragedy at Wounded Knee, Operation Family Secrets, and the strategic terrors of the anti-cult movement.
That's what Special Agent Harry Styles has been told is the basis of his mission to an abandoned farmhouse in rural New Hampshire.
With his hair grown out long and his shirt untucked, he's going undercover to do reconnaissance on suspected cult leader Louis Tomlinson, who has led a group of people out into the middle of nowhere, leaving no record of the life he'd had before. All Harry knows is what the agency gave him: Tomlinson's name, and instructions to figure out what he's doing with the eleven people he brought with him.
In the year that Harry spends undercover and under Louis Tomlinson's wing, he learns more than he ever expected.
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