A Step Forward
In honour of the best of Turnadette days I have decided to update my avatar…
After reading various tweets I was thinking to myself ‘today is a VERY good day’ then I saw this tag. Happy, happy, joy, joy. :-) :-)
TURNER KISS IS IMMINENT
Saturday, on-the-right-road answered a Nonnatun distress call and found the fanvid I was looking for. As payment, I’ve written a fic at her prompting.
"I’d love to see a scene featuring Shelagh’s first real Mother’s Day. I’m presuming the wedding hadn’t happened by Mother’s Day 1959. (I know it’s corny, but I’m a sucker for sap!)"
I may have cheated a bit on the “real” part. This takes place mostly just before the wedding.
This part may be a bit long, so feel free to scroll to the Read More thingy. I’m going to be a bit self-indulgent. Sorry if it floods your phone, but it must be done.
I lost my mother when I was 12. We had a very strong support network, and my family came through it ; everybody’s healthy and (relatively) well-adjusted. But, as you can imagine, it sticks with you. It’s been a (very) long time, and sometimes I feel it as intensely as the first day. But that’s a good thing. Even though my mother is gone, she is teaching me things every day, and it’s my goal to pass that on to my children.
I have a group of friends, all of whom have lost their mothers at a young age. There’s a special connection that blooms when you meet another member of the “club.” It’s quite unique, and I can’t really explain it. Or maybe I have. I think this connection exists between Timothy and Shelagh, and I hope I’ve given you a glimpse into this relationship.
I connected pretty viscerally (can visceral be pretty?) to this story idea, and decided to run with it. I’m so glad I did. I’ve been smiling all afternoon, thinking about my mom.
So, thanks, Roady. I owe you one!
This fandom must be the most wonderful thing to come out of the internet. And thanks for indulging the ultra-post.
This is absolutely lovely, thank you so much for creating it. You have captured Shelagh & Timothy’s connection perfectly, both the pathos and the comfort of their situation.