I know I already must have mentioned it, but for that same "missing scene" moment from the finale, I personally cannot recommend The One by DeepBlue Sea enough. That's the fic that I thought got their interaction and conversation exactly right for that moment in time and what had happened between them and to Jen.
Oh, I did read this one before--probably when you mentioned it before. I had forgotten it by now, though. You are right, though...it's great. I still liked the other one, too, though, as just a scene--maybe not meaty enough to completely satisfy, but I liked it.
but it was like, "so that's over with, let's go have sex and then I'll start a restaurant in NY". LOL. But maybe that's just how I read it.
hehe I hadn't thought of it like that, but I can see how it might come off that way. I thought it was just a little more subtle.
Now I wish I could combine the two. hehe I wish I could write exactly what I would like to see. As I've said before, missing moments from the show that don't change anything that happened on the show in any way are always my favorite fics. hehe I have ideas for things I wish had happened or what I think may have happened between scenes or between episodes, but if I try to actually put it into story form (just in my own mind), it all comes out too sappy and silly and even ridiculous. hehe I admire all the fanfic writers SO much for even daring to put themselves out there like that.
While I love The One
, I think my problems with it are just really personal. hehe DeepBlueSea is one of my favorite authors ever, and I love all her stories--even the ones I don't love. hehe Does that make sense? She always draws me into her world during the story, so even if I don't necessarily like the way things go, I usually believe the story while I'm reading it.
But...while the idea of Bodie managing Pacey's restaurant or becoming a partner sounds like a good one, isn't Bodie already a partner in Leery's Fresh Fish and also helping to run the B&B? Could he take on a third commitment--especially one in which he'd be expected to do the lion's share of the work since Pacey wouldn't be there? That's another full-time job for Bodie.
In The One
, I thought all of this was arranged too easily and quickly, though I admit that if they had done it on the show, they probably wouldn't have done as good a job. While I'm reading the story, I really, really want that to happen, but after, when I think about it, I don't. hehe (This is why I admire DeepBlueSea so much, though.)
I know I am also probably the only person on the face of the planet who had a problem with this, too, but I also don't like the idea that Pacey and Joey would end up living in NYC permanently. hehe I don't know exactly what I would have wanted to happen differently, but I still haven't read a story that has had things happen exactly the way I want (even though I don't know what that is). I still really don't like the idea of Pacey just dropping everything and moving permanently to NY with Joey (as portrayed on the show), though if this did happen, I'd hope it would be something similar to The One
I don't object to the idea of Pacey going to be with Joey so much as the way it was implied on the show that he just dropped everything to be there so quickly. I'd love a story that explained all of this in a way that would make me happy, even though I don't know what that is. hehe And...how much time went by between Jen's funeral and that scene on the couch? A week? A month? A year?
I know Pacey had his own dreams, too, and was ambitious, as others have pointed out, but in my DC world I just don't see him as a city guy. In my DC world, he is a guy who needs space and a a place of his own, no matter what job he has. I see him as the kind of guy who would enjoy making his house a home and working on it with his own two hands. He needs a lawn to mow, a garage, a workshop, and, most importantly, a slip for his boat. hehe
So...they can live there for a few years...maybe, but eventually, they will settle somewhere else.