Okay, so, this isn’t Bill’s reaction…I know that one "won", and I’ll do my best to get to it, but sometimes you just have to write what the mood strikes you. At least I do…
And after weeks of playing with this James’s story, out of nowhere the other day, Dominique’s story started to reformulate itself in my head. I’ll confess, someone suggested an idea for a one-shot—one that definitely intrigued me to write—but I couldn't really tell it without getting involved with Dominique...which in turn got me thinking about her.
So what did I do, I started writing about Dominique because I wanted to see if I could do it. Dominique’s not Victoire…she’s a spitfire, which can be tough to keep up with. I’ve been a little intimidated by the prospect of doing a story from her POV, but I wrote a chapter—a great little origin chapter which gives you a little more insight into why I feel she is the character she is—and then I wrote another chapter and I was actually very happy with them both. I suddenly wasn’t so afraid of Dominique (lol). I can now see her more or less running her own story.
So, I kept going and came to the story posted here. I had originally planned on this one being in her full-length story too, but after mapping her entire journey out, it doesn’t really fit. I mean, it does, but at the same time it was almost just superfluous. However, I really liked how this one turned out because I (rather unintentionally) ended up exploring the dynamic between Dominique and her group of friends. They’ve all been mentioned, and you’ve met them all, but when she (and then Louis) become the focus of their own stories, you'll get to see them in a new sort of light. This is a taste of that.
So, the one-shot I’m offering you today is one I threw together from Dominique’s POV. It’s a just a random day in her life during her fourth-year that slowly sets her up in her own way. If you're keeping tabs, chronologically, this is would occur before "A Year in the Life" and the "The Spark".
It’s not too telling of what is to come for her in her story (one of the reasons I think it works on its own), but at the same time it is. I just couldn’t bear letting it never see the light of day, so I decided to let it out there to share.
Woohoo, my first one shot!( In the BleachersCollapse )