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The Debutante and the Delinquent
Last updated: April 15, 2002
Genre: The Facts of Life fanfic, Erotica, Romance
Warnings: Contains scenes of graphic sex.
Synopsis: This is a first time story about Jo and Blair. Basically, Mrs. Garret gets tired of listening to the girls fighting, so she concocts a punishment that brings the two much closer than she'd intended.
Author's Notes: I was searching the Internet for more Stargate: SG-1 fan fiction involving Samantha Carter and Janet Frasier (I've read through everything on Pink Rabbit, and most of the stuff I've found on other sites involves the male characters of the show, which doesn't really interest me that much), when I saw a listing for The Facts of Life. I read the two short stories ("Just a Genuine Something in My Misery" and "Was I Just Your Habit", both by Harper) that were posted and decided I liked them, but I didn't think they really fit the characters I remembered, so I went searching for more.
What I found was a collection of short scripts written by what appeared to be teenagers, none of which presented Jo and Blair in a romantic relationship (they were just incomplete stories that dealt with the kinds of topics that were shown on the series). I searched for several hours and basically turned up a dozen or so sites that all contained pretty much the exact same stuff (pictures, bios, show summary, episode guide, where are they now?, etc.), but no alternative fan fiction. (I also only found one episode transcript, which really annoyed me. If I can't see the show, I'd at least like to be able to read it, and I know there are people out there with taped episodes.)
Well, when I first got into writing Xena fan fiction, it was because I hated all the bad writing I'd seen, and I told myself either "put up or shut up," so I put up. So, I realized if I wanted to read a story about Blair and Jo getting together, I was going to have to write it myself, so I did.
There are a few caveats with this story. First, I think I've seen maybe two episodes in the past few years, so I'm a little rusty. However, I was a religious follower of the show when it was on in the 80's (I wanted to be Jo, and I think I came pretty close), so hopefully my memory isn't too faulty when it comes to depicting these characters. I also tried to remind myself of the way they talked by reading every quote I could find on the different sites I browsed.
I've also taken some liberties with Blair's family, since I can't remember anything about them except that her parents were divorced (I think, but I'm not sure, which is why I don't mention anything about it in the story).
Also, there is motorcycle riding without helmets, and I want to stress strongly that I in no way condone such behavior. It's a good way to get yourself killed, so don't do it. However, don't worry, the characters don't get hurt (this is NOT a "hurt/comfort" story; it's a "sexual tension gets resolved repeatedly" story :)).
Also, you might notice that this story isn't quite... It's not my usual style, let's put it that way. I'm not sure why it came out the way it did, but I think it had something to do with trying to write from the point of view of a couple sixteen-year-olds. And I at least had more than a few problems when it came to grammatical structure at that age. I've tried to keep the run-on sentences to a minimum, but I think it adds a certain adolescent flavor to the story that works.
This is also the only story I will be writing for this TV series. All I wanted to do was write a story in which the two girls got together, and now that it's done, I'm done. So, please don't ask for more if you're so inclined (if you're not, you don't need to tell me to stop because I already have). I already have plenty of other stories that need to be finished, and the two days I spent on this are about all I can afford to spend on it.
Any details that clash with your knowledge of the show, or the state of the gay/lesbian movement in the 80's, please just let it go and consider this an alternative universe. :)
Oh, and the title is courtesy of my girlfriend. I had no idea what to call this thing, and I think what she came up with is perfect.
I also wrote this over the weekend (I started Saturday morning, the 13th of April, 2002, and finished it Monday morning on the 15th) as a break from working on Bloodlines, and it hasn't been beta-read. However, I'm really not interested in making this a perfect story, so the only feedback I'm looking for is whether you liked it or not.
As a short refresher course on what point we're at in the timeline of the series, Jo showed up at the start of the second season, and she and Blair, Tootie, and Natalie stole the school van to go to the Chug-a-lug bar. They wrecked the vehicle and ended up in jail and expelled from Eastland. As part of their deal to be allowed back in the school, they were put on probation and forced to work in the kitchen and live over the cafeteria. The events in this story take place a few months later or thereabouts.
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