Whenever I go back and rewatch those old Liason scenes around the Christmas party, it always strikes me as tonally inconsistent that one minute, Sorel’s putting a bomb in Elizabeth’s studio and everyone seems so interested in Jason and Elizabeth, and then it just goes away. I, of course, understand that’s likely due to Steve Burton leaving the show (though I’ve always wondered exactly when they knew and how it affected the future plans).

Anyway, I’ve been fascinated with the what if questions — what if Jason doesn’t leave that January? What if the rest of the world doesn’t just forget about Jason and Elizabeth? So I wrote the story for Flash Fiction, and it ended up being pretty good. I’m cleaning it up with some light edits for redistribution here and at and Archive of Our Own.