Welcome to the shiny new version of State of Grace: not a whole different story, just a thorough and much-needed revision. Featuring: better continuity! More characterization! Consistent symptoms! A writer who knows where the plot is going from the beginning! Basically, it's the Windows 7 of fanfiction.
Illustrations from the original have been left in when they're canon-compliant; they have their flaws, but not so much that I feel compelled to redraw them. The drawings that have been retconned into oblivion won't necessarily be replaced, but there will be a few new ones, complete with less-WTF-worthy proportions.
Chapters are going to have a baseline rating of R, sometimes jumping to NC-17, and not because of hot healthy sex scenes. Check the table of contents for the (long and wordy) full list of warnings.
Endless candy-coated thanks to stellar_dust
for being an invaluable beta throughout.
State of Grace, Chapter 1: You'll Never Be Alone AgainFandom:
The Colbert ReportRating:
See the table of contents
As before, this picks up shortly after the final chapter of Expecting
. Charlene's middle name is Ophelia, after the literary woman pursued obsessively (but under false pretenses) by a very troubled man. It also gives her punny initials.
Clips referenced: "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)"
; googley-eyed clams
.( George stared around at the lavish décor with what his father declared to be a clear appreciation of platinum-level tastes, until he started whimpering. Stephen grabbed a spare diaper and hauled him off to the bathroom without comment. )