Dear God, I loved it. I loved everything about it but I forced myself to make a concise list of what I liked:
- The glimpse of Gold’s darkness in this woobie version of him. I LOVE it when people do that because his darkness is an important part of him!
- The breaking apart of their marriage. Milahs problems come across loud and clear in her small gestures and words.
- Belle’s reaction to Gold’s violent behaviour.
- Gold’s session with Masters, how it kinda seals the deal on how far his life has unraveled in the past few weeks.
But, seriously, it’s all good. Thanks so much for this!
You know, early this morning I got woken up by the worst charley horse in my lower right leg I’ve ever felt in my life. I think it was payback for putting Gold through the wringer this chapter.
Anywho, I’m super glad you liked the angst-fest! I really might not have included Gold indulging his dark side if woodelf68 hadn’t suggested Keith showing his true asshole colors with Belle. And Gold’s second visit to exam room five was initially very different. It was a partnered session, but not with Belle. Ultimately I decided it was better to see Gold solo and thinking about Belle, to mirror and invert the second chapter.