Category: what might have been

Heyy, I love your fics especially the ones in …

Heyy, I love your fics especially the ones in What Might Have Been, and I don't know if you take prompts or even where this would fit, but I'd love to reed a veep fic based on the parks and rec episode "the fight". Only because I'm convinced that if this happened, Dan and Amy would spend half the night fighting and then making out on the bathroom lol

Dear anon,

Better late than never, as I always say.  It took me a while to figure out a way this could actually work, but behold – Chapter Nine: Once Bitten, in which, after being made Campaign Manager in 3.05, Dan decides to go to the bar with everyone else.

I hope this lives up to what you had in mind!

An AU where buddy isn’t horrible, Amy st…

An AU where buddy isn’t horrible, Amy stays on and Dan doesn’t get the girl

Dear anon.

This probably isn’t exactly what you had in mind – but behold… What Might Have Been, Chapter Eight.

Summary: In Nevada, Amy meets (and eventually marries) Buddy Calhoun, political rockstar. AU starting from 5.02.

(This may get a bit more…emo than my usual fic, but hopefully it still works). 

Can we hope for another chapter of what might …

Can we hope for another chapter of what might have been anytime soon?

Dear anon:
Chapter Seven: AU starting from 5.09 (I guess). Amy doesn’t get pregnant the first time.

I think this will be the last of the What Might Have Been’s for a while, for the simple reason that I can’t think of any others.  

Well, there’s the ‘what if they never met before the show’ one, but that would be so enormous I simply don’t have time to write it now.  And there’s the ‘what if’ Amy’s messages got to Dan in 5.02 (in which case he almost certainly wouldn’t have seen them until after he’d finished with Sophie…) but I don’t see that scenario ending well at all.

Anyway – enjoy!

What Might Have Been

Chapter Six: Repent at Leisure

Instead of driving home on that fateful evening, Buddy takes a taxi, and events unfold rather differently.  (It’s a sign of how poorly used Amy’s character was in season 6 that lifting her out of the back half doesn’t actually change how events unfolded in any substantial way).

What Might Have Been

Chapter 3: Gone Horribly Right

AU starting from 5.02.  The conversation in the bar goes just a little differently.

(I almost didn’t finish this, because today I had to go to a dentist appointment followed by a networking event, and honestly, I’m not sure which was worse.  Some of Dan’s talent at schmoozing people would not go at all amiss).

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You:

AU starting from 4.04 – Amy stays for one more drink.