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Episode One - Part One

  • Jun. 13th, 2005 at 2:47 PM
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Three weeks had gone by and the shock of her grandfather's death had only just started to lift, making way for the pain that would sneak up when least expected. A phone call from an old friend had given Emily the chance to start again, even further away now than before. It seemed like such a strange name for a town- Deception Pass. There was a foreboding to it, a weighted feeling in the predawn air.

As she stepped off the train she felt a whisper of familiarity- she'd been here once before, many years ago now, and the town had grown considerably in that time. Change is inevitable- even things you count on as constants often fluctuate with such subtlety that you aren't aware anything has happened until the difference is so profound you no longer recognize where you are or how you got there.

Emily: "Mary?"

Mary: "Emily! I'm so glad you made it! How was the trip?"

Emily: "I've had better, but I've also had worse."
Mary: "Did you get any sleep at all?"
Emily: "I tried, but these girls kept running around giggling like it was going out of fashion or something. I dunno, maybe I'm just getting old."

Mary: "Heh, kids these days, eh? C'mon, let's go get your luggage and get you home so you can get some rest. My big debut art show's tomorrow and I'd love to have you there for moral support."

Emily: "Don't worry, I haven't forgotten! How could I pass up a chance to wear something fancy and rub elbows with the who's who of the art world?"
Mary: "Who's Who indeed. I still can't believe I got singled out for my own solo show!"

Mary: "You know I haven't even met the guy who put everything together? He's supposed to be the richest person in Deception Pass- apparently he owns the gallery, the studio I work out of... hell just about every other building in town I'd guess!"

Emily: "Is this the same guy who owns the photo studio you mentioned?"
Mary: "As a matter of fact, it is."

Mary: "Oh. My. GOD! I cannot believe it!"

James: "Hello ladies! I'm really surprised you recognized me. You know, it's always nice to meet a fan, no matter.... hey!"

Mary: "I can't believe they have triple death chocolate ice cream bars at the train station!"

James: "Hold up... Triple death chocolate ice cream? You seriously don't know who I am?"

Mary: "No... Should I?"
James: "I'm James Selwyn..."
Mary: "...not ringing any bells, sorry. Did we go to school together? It's been a few years, but I think I'd remember someone like you."

James: "James Selwyn! This Velvet Oblivion...? C'mon!"

Mary: "You can keep repeating your name to me as much as you want, I'm not going to suddenly know who you are. Drop it, ok?"
James: "Jesus, lady... sorry. Didn't know it would upset you so mu-"
Mary: "Wow, you're really something else, you know that?"

Andy: "James, Tristan!"

James: "Andy!"
Andy: "Let's get going, boys. I've got a car waiting around back for us. I trust you had a restful trip?"
James: "We did indeed."

Emily: "Well that was... different."

Mary: "Sorry about that, Em. Are you ready? My car's parked out front."


[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
awesome story!! Can't wait to read more..but i must ask.Where did you get the boys' hair and emily's shoes? I LOVE THEM
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)

I made the guy's hair myself, and Em's shoes can with the outfit which I downloaded from I *think*. It may have come from ^_^
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
The locations are amazing, I can see a lot of work has gone into this! I'm looking forward to finding out more, I can't wait to get deeper into the plot!
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
I love it, well done! I can't wait for the rest of the story so I think I may have to friend you too :-)

Beautiful setting, clothes, hair, beautiful everything (I do wish you would upload the guys' hair somewhere though, it's simply wonderful!). Please keep the story going for a long long time, it's really nice to read something with so much detail into everything.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
James' hair is online here:

I haven't gotten around to uploading any of the others yet.
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh my! The lot is wonderful - where is it from? I'm loving the story as well. :)
[identity profile] wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)

Look for train/bus station under community lots- they did an amazing job. It's the only building in the story that I didn't do myself.
[identity profile] wrote:
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Deception Pass is my new obsession ...

coming into the story late ... but I'm here!!!
[identity profile] wrote:
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Glad you found us!!! :D
[identity profile] wrote:
Feb. 24th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
Like omg wow.... I really luv you're storiez!!!!!!! WRITE MORE PLZ!!!!!~@!!@ TRISTAN IS LIEK SO HAWT!!!@~@@!11221!`

......... except wait, no one even mentions Tristan's name in this section. So how would I even know that?

*slinks away slowly, dropping the facade that I've been following this from the beginning*
(Anonymous) wrote:
Jul. 4th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)
Hey just found this, but I can't get the boys hair! please re-release it!!!
[identity profile] wrote:
Oct. 21st, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
Do you happen to be Dutch? The traininformation boards on image 8 and the NS logo on one of the previous images is amazing! XD ahahah.

I'm really sorry to harass you with the following question,since I already asked you a similar one before : but is there any slight chance you remember where you got it from? :) As a Dutch girl I feel that it is obligatory to have it, hahahaa.

And your story seems really nice, great job on the buildings and everything! :o
[identity profile] wrote:
Oct. 25th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
No, I'm not Dutch, but the person who made the lot must have been! I got it from MTS2 AGES ago... Check under community lots! :D

(And the story gets much much much better...)
[identity profile] wrote:
Oct. 25th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
ohhh I see :) haha yes probably. Well I'll go hunting for it then :D since it's pretty awesome. XD

Hmm interesting!!! :D I'll definitely have a look!

thanks again! xxx
[identity profile] wrote:
Sep. 29th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Excellent. Triple death chocolate bar! LOL
[identity profile] wrote:
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited to be reading this!! Onward and upward! Great so far, of course!