Yes, woman Beater. Feminism for the win!
Hmm, mention of Nat. Still want to know exactly what happened. Cal misses her. I knew he would. Bless him.
I love Cal/Tobias moments. I DO feel sorry for him, and at least he's realised that he DID cause it this time.
...and, here we touch on the exact reason why it IS a two-way street. Because, jobs and offers aside, Tanith hasn't told Tobias a thing about Gullsmere or David. But even then I find myself finding that more reasonable than Tobias' lie of omission, because it's such a huge thing to have to talk to him about, and it's not the kind of thing she can just drop into a casual conversation.
...but then, wasn't that Tobias' reason for not telling her about the job offer? Two-way street indeed.
Oh, the David pub. Because THIS is a good move. I'm scared that he'll walk in, and that's the last thing Tanith needs in her state...
Harry and Tanith singing. AMAZING. All the cool kids (or crockery, take your pick) sing McLean. Hey, it's that Blues Brothers reference! You know, that totally threw me, I was certain that it would be a Cal line! But no, it's KATIE who says it. Another wonderful bit of dialogue from the girl.
I love what Katie said to Tanith at the end. She's RIGHT, Tanith did all she could in the circumstances and she really shouldn't punish herself! Tanith nearly said too much to Katie there. That could have made things interesting.
The thought of Gabe's reaction to finding Tanith in the morning is far too amusing...
Author's Response: I thought that was "woman-beater" for a minute and was a bit "Bwuh? What did I put in this chapter? And why is this feminist?" Then I used my word-reading and it made sense. Yep. Cal's Beater partner's a woman. Because I CAN. *feminist fist-bump*
Nat Will Tell All Soon. Ish. At Some Point. But yep, Cal is realising way more is going on between T/T, or NOT going on, than he'd thought. Two-way street Indeed. Almost never just one person's fault. Because while Tanith's stuff was bigger and harder to tell than Tobias' omission, it was also BIGGER, and also she's been sitting on that for six months. Toby had been sitting on it for a couple of days, if that.
David pub. I could drop him in there. I'm pretty mean. But nah. Not today.
All the cool kids and crockery DO sing McLean. This was originally just some Celestina Warbeck but then I thought, hey, Tanith would know some Muggle songs, and so what songs might she AND Harry know? Had to go for the classics. And yep! Blues Brothers! Katie does indeed get all of the good lines. Would rather it didn't have to be Blues Brothers, but hey, at least I found a fictional duo. Even if Katie has to be a good bit of a nerd to remember their individual names. And Katie's not just a producer of the fic's best one-liner's, she's a smart cookie in her own right.
Reactions next chapter. Promise. ;) Thanks for the slew of reviews! Oops, I better get back to that queue...!