FANFICTION FRIDAYS: FRESH START
Fresh Start - Rookie Blue
Set a few months after 2x08. Andy decides it's time for her to get her life back on track, time for a fresh start. A take on how Andy and Sam might have come to be together had the UC op never existed, but with the fun drama that we're used to. (Written in Andy and Sam's POV but featuring all the usual characters)
Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - A. McNally, S. Swarek - Chapters: 31 - Words: 208,955 - Reviews: 539 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 298 - Updated: Jul 6, 2014 - Published: Jul 26, 2012 - Status: Complete
One of the first things I do when I become attached to a new couple is to instantly turn to their fanfiction. More often than not, these talented writers create an extended world we can only wish we could see on screen. Sometimes they write a better world than the actual showrunners but we'll save that conversation for later.
Treehugger18 does a phenomenal job painting a world where Sam never takes the UC job. One of the best parts of this fic is we get to see a side of Sarah the show refused to give us. Uncle Sam with two nephews. We see him in the overprotective brother role while being relentlessly caring about his sister. It shows a softer side, and family side to Sam, that isn't only tied to Andy. Obviously seeing this dynamic allows Andy to fall in love with him even more, because who wouldn't?
This fic comes with all the rookies and friend goodness with the beauty that is McSwarek. Their journey of coming together after denying their feelings for so long. A story about love, friendship, and family. Truly one of the best.
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