kygal wrote:I also enjoyed this chapter and felt that Hood would act/react this way in a therapy session. I did vison his relationship with his wife differently in my head though. But you are probably more realistic of how their relationship really was. Would love to see Hood barely escape danger under his new temporary handler and how Rachel is in conflict with this since she is not there to protect him. I know this is touched on in her nightmares and prayers but would like to see more. Please keep the stories coming since we have nothing else of R and J at this time....
I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter. I worked very hard to make the therapy session as real as I could. I relied heavily on the book "Grief and Grieving" and my old psych books from nursing classes.
I've always picture Maggie as being as bright as Jacob. I think in the beginning it was simply to have her be different from Rachel. But as the series progressed and we learned bits and pieces of his past, I came to believe that is the kind of woman who would have fit best into a younger Hood's comfort zone. A marriage between two geniuses would have duller moments...not that all marriages don't have a few of those.
There is also the fact that I've lost someone who I loved very much and I know there will be no replacing him. If I wanted to write Jacob/Rachel pairings, I had to have his past relationship be less than perfect.
You're idea of having Jacob in danger is a good one, but I don't want to add to Rachel's feelings of guilt at the moment. She is trapped, and can't be his bodyguard while she is injured, though there may be something a bit later, either in the last chapter or as a epilogue. I started it when I had a wanted to write some R/J heat, but didn't finished it because I wanted to save some of the main ideas for TS.
Thanks again, I loved your review and wanted to let you know what my thought process was.