by Am-Chau Yarkona
Overall rating: NC-17. Warnings on separate chapters.
Pairing: Threesome, BJ/Hawkeye/Peggy (don't worry, it does build up to it. Hawkeye/BJ is assumed, as is Peggy/BJ, but the final leap is not.)
Disclaimer: M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, BJ, even Peggy and Erin are not mine. There are original characters here, which technically I own, and I've got some claim to the story line, though it's doubtless influenced by everything I've ever read or watched. I make no profit from this except for the pleasures of feedback and working through my issues with characters who have more sex than I do.
Thanks are due to my beta readers, especially iolanthe; my inspirations and background help, especially Deena; and the woman who e-mailed me every day and kept talking about this story, Britt Rose. This wouldn't be here without them.
Total length: 44,400 words. Isn't that a pretty number?
It's the nineteen eighties, and someone has been asking questions. (6400 words)
Some problems are worked through. Warning: this is where it's really NC-17. Suicide attempt. (7900 words)
Stuff happens. Drink is drunk. Stuff gets worse. Plans get made. (4200 words)
Travel, vomit, dancing, and kissing. Also driving and diary writing. (7100 words)
Hawkeye's family get visited. Information is imparted, and luckily it doesn't stop the wedding. (4200 words)
Things try to be normal, but Hawkeye's not ready for that yet. Yes, Lyle's the guy from season 2 episode "Springtime". You'll remember. Warning: more sex, of the explicit sort. (8300 words)
For our narrative convenience, Erin steps in again. The loose ends are tied up, and we get one last talk. (5500 words)
(Bonus extra: Commentary on Extrapolating; and NEW! Commentary on Explaining.)