After the Storm was the first Sterek fic I ever started. It is quite literally the fic that launched it all for me. For me, it was inspired by a beautiful Destiel fic called Pretty Angel by Tracy_Lou_Who. I loved the fantastic portrayal of a relationship between a man and a male prostitute. It was dark, sexy, and beautiful. I had just discovered Sterek and immediately had ideas. I asked permission, and was granted, to write a fic inspired by Pretty Angel.
I first published the first chapter of After the Storm back in early 2013. Since then, I have matured as a person and as a writer. I was never able to finish that story because looking back at it, it wasn't a well-planned or written as I would have liked. There were choices that I wanted to make differently and I decided that I should revisit that story and rewrite it the way that I actually want it to come across.
So for that reason, I began anew. This version is going to be a little darker, a little sexier, a little funnier, and a little sadder, but hopefully better-written and more believable.
Some of the themes I worked hard to weave into the original version will be present, but many of the characters have been reworked. Some have been removed, others have been added. Hopefully it will all come together for a more compelling story. As always, I invite you to give any constructive criticism you have and will take it into account.
I hope you enjoy the new, updated version of After the Storm. I'll work hard to post and update each week, however I preface that with saying that I live a busy life and may not always be able to keep that promise. This version will not be quite as long as that one, but I'm hoping that it will be much better.
Without any further ado, I give you the first chapter of the rewrite of After the Storm.