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FeatureSummary: When tragedy strikes, Jenny and Shane both learn that there are things more worth holding on to than grudges...
'Til it's Gone

Rated: PG-13
Categories: The L Word, Shenny Characters: Alice Pieszecki, Bette Porter, Jenny Schecter, Jodi Lerner, Kit Porter, Max Sweeney, Molly Kroll, Shane McCutcheon, Sounder II, Tasha Williams, Tina Kennard
Genres: AU, drama, friendship, romance, what if...
Spoilers up through: TLW Season 6
Warnings: angst, strong language
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Completed: No
Word count: 32648 Read: 35849
Published: November 03, 2008 Updated: July 22, 2010
Story Notes:
I started writing this story for the 2008 NaNoWriMo; I had the idea a while back but decided to wait until November to start writing it. I made it to 50 000 words at the end of November but I didn't finish the story. There's still a lot that needs to be added, rewritten and deleted and it's taking some time to finish all of it. Trust me, if you write 50 000 words in 30 days, there's a lot of fixing to do.

If some things seem strange, or if some characters don't quite act how you expect them to; give them some time. The story is written backwards in a way and has a lot of flashbacks, so things will be explained eventually.

This story is dedicated to the person who inspired me and told me I had to write this, and who helped me with pretty much all the research. You know who you are, and this is for you. Thank you.

Disclaimer: The L Word and its characters belong to their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended. I own nothing but the story itself. The chapter titles are taken from song titles and lyrics from Evanescence songs. No copyright infringement intended there either.

1. Chapter 1 - Solitude by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (644 words)
Flashback. Someone is having a really bad day.

2. Chapter 2 - Missing by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2505 words)
Isn't something missing?
Indicates sign language.

3. Chapter 3 - Lacrymosa by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2478 words)
Flashback. Shane gets a phone call.

4. Chapter 4 - Away From Me by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3957 words)
Jenny tries to understand what's happening and begins to make up her mind.

5. Chapter 5 - Anywhere But Home by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2788 words)
Flashback. Shane opens up to a friend.
Indicates sign language.

6. Chapter 6 - You're Not Real by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2330 words)
Jenny gets her wish.

7. Chapter 7 - You Still Have All of Me by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4292 words)

8. Chapter 8 - Forgive Me by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (6290 words)
Jenny finally gets a chance to return a favor.
I can't believe this chapter took me 5 months to finish...

9. Chapter 9 - How You've Betrayed Me by DarknessDescends [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (7364 words)
In West Hollywood, there's no such thing as a secret.

I'll try not to work on the same chapter for 15 months next time. I swear. I didn't mean to.