Title: Too little, too late
Author: Little Firestar
Word Count: 3200 (exact, and no, I didn’t do it on purpose.)
Summary: it was too little, too late, she didn’t know if she could forgive and forget so easily any longer, not after he had promised to never hurt her just to go and kill a man in cold blood, not after he had told her he loved her just to dismiss it and jump into the arms of Red John’s girl. She couldn’t go on like this any longer. Her life and her heart were on the line and she wasn’t sure any longer that he was worth it. For Tromana.
Disclaimer: My father is called Bruno, but our surname isn’t Heller, so I guess it means that I don’t own in any form The Mentalist, Patrick Jane and so on, just this plot, hopefully.
Notes: this story has been in my hard disk since the end of season four, and was supposed to be romantic; then, I got a bit on edge, and it turned into angst. Afterwards, I didn’t know how to progress, until, re-reading some files in a DVD I had sitting close to my laptop, I noticed a collection of drabbles I wrote at least one year ago for one of the Mentalist communities on Live Journal, and I re-read one I wrote for Tromana, for the word “Why?”, and, since I’ve always thought that the flash-fiction could have been expanded in an actual story… well, the story I wanted to write wrote itself on its own, in a certain sense. In case you want to read the original flash-fiction: it’s the last chapter of my collection, “The Mentalist Prompts”.
Spoilers for the season four finale, the rest are just my speculations of what may happen between Jane and Lorelai in order to break her.
Thank you to: my unofficial cheerleader, Stacie, aka tromana. Lately, I’ve been quite… unsure of my writing, and she cheered me up through her marvelous corrections of my stories for the gift exchange (coming soon on your screens), with her comments, reviews and just by simply talking with me, whenever it was about writing or life in general. She also provided the prompt that allowed to move on with this story, so, a double thank you to her.
Links: on fanfiction.net //on a3o