Characters: Miss Parker
Classifications: Genres: Character Musing, Vignette
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1187
Read Count: 1466
This is perfect; or at least very much aligned with my feelings for Jarod.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Broots and MP are so not my ship, but I love this! So believable.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Nothing is more hideous than human nature.
So, after I got through Circle of Hell I came to this one, and of course, it’s another outstanding one. I can’t really reconcile with the third ending, though it’s incredibly well written, and completely believable. I could see Jarod’s obsession for having the perfect family and saving Parker from herself taking a really nasty turn in those circumstances, but at the same time, I feel a bit nauseous at the idea of Parker being stuck in an abusive relationship that she doesn’t even know it’s abusive, and a lie. It’s makes me almost irate, to think that he could basically get away with raping her physically and emotionally non-stop, for the rest of her life, and even though she feels something is off and is lying her way through her uneasiness, she’s stuck in the worst nightmare of all.
The second ending was, of course, my favorite, because I really feel that despite their love, they didn’t belong together in these circumstances. I always thought Jarod did torment Parker in the show; though I don’t think he was malicious about it, he tried to force his perspective on her and bring her to his side, regardless of how the truths, the taunts and the schemes affected her. And I think it only served to reinforce her training in some ways – because she might trust him, since he’s adept to brutal honesty, but she knows that he’ll do what he wants to her, shove whatever information down her throat whether she is ready for it or not, break into her house, worm himself into her private pain, whether she consents it or not. With him, she’s always in danger; because her will and needs are always preceded by what he feels she should want or need.
Which is why I found this story brilliant, and Irreconcilable Differences particularly fitting, because it’s so truthful to how screwed up they are. And I really believe that Parker would only ever be free the day she admitted that she’s never consented to much of her life in the Centre, that she did a lot she never want to do because of fear, and that she might love Jarod and he might know her inside and out, with an access to her darkness that no other man will ever have, but that she needs to be allowed to save herself. And this ending might seem sad, but she does save herself, sort of. She stops herself from letting other people push her they life they see fit for her, even if Jarod is doing it out of love.
I've just now seen this review. Thank you for reading and reviewing, thataafonso. I tend to agree with you about ID and your thoughts about Parker (fear being the primary motivation for her loyalty to the Centre), et cetera. Thanks again.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Twelve years after Carthis, the death of a dear friend reunites predator and prey. *If adultery bothers you, click elsewhere or prepare to be bothered.
Wow. I must admit I really hesitated to read this fic after the third chapter, because I hate stories where Jarod rapes Parker and then five minutes later he breaks through her reservation, like she's merely being spiteful or something, and they become a happy couple. But you were writing so well, that I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. It helps that I do think their relationship is destructive and twisted, never romantic, and that if that I find this type of anguished despair you write very believable.
And, honestly, I can barely wait to see them unranvel. It's not even that I love darkness (though, I am attracted to it) but I almost feel the weigh on Parker's chest while she's keeping all of that rage and hurt neatly tucked away, and I'll welcome her explosion or implosion. I think Ethan's perspective of their marriage last chapter is pretty in correct, in that Jarod and Astra exhausted her into this relationship, without her having really adressed any of the emotional scars Jarod left on her, and they'll both pay greatly for not allowing her to sustain her sanity her own way.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Oh, Jarod. How can he be so bright and so stupid? When is he going to realize that the harder he holds onto to her, the further the shadow of the abuse spreads into every aspect of their lives? The woman obviously doesn't know how to cope, only how to avoid, and she's doing neither, so sooner or later she won't be able to breathe.
Does he think that just because he talked about the sexual assault, once, it's all in the clear? Because in this chapter, his obssession with Nicholas, the way he talks about them having 'problems', it feels like he's moved on, and doesn't see that she's just as stuck as always.
Honestly, I almost want Zeke and hell, the rest of the family to find out already (except for poor Astra, who shouldn't know how she came into the world). The woman needs to stop denying, and Ethan is not enough to pressure her to deal with her demons.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
I'm glad they have finally confronted some things and that Parker is getting out of this marriage. She was never really into it to begin with, and I find it ironic that Jarod can simulate her feeling trapped and coerced by him and not realize he basically trapped and coerced her into this marriage. Thankfully though, at least now that Zeke and Ethan also knows the truth, Parker doesn't have to suffer silently. I hope they support her and help her get back on her feet.
Thanks for reading and reviewing, thataafonso. I feel that Parker will get out of the marriage and return to a more normal life and even obtain some happiness- now I might have to take my muse for a swim and return without her (*evil grin*) to achieve that but this has to end somewhat happily for Parker.
Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Is Parker insane? She should be in another continent with that child by the time Jarod got served. She should totally have run away and hidden behind a thousand lawyers. She has to know he will never let her go. And honestly, can he really get custody? I know it;s Jarod, but he has already confessed to two people that he assaulted her in separate ocasions and what he did in her office should be enough to further prove he is still violent.
No, Parker is not insane. She's not afraid of him either and has chosen to stay and confront rather than run. Admirable, yes but not without its discomfort. Also, she doesn't want to give him any ammunition (can't really blame her considering he's a genius) and though its clearly not the route I'd have taken (he'd been pushing up pretty little daisies back in chapter one), it's the way the muse rolls. He is still violent and still very much Jarod. The good news is it will be over. Soon. Thank you for you reading and reviewing, thataafonso.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Oh, man, I hate to be a buzzkill and I want to love Parker/Jarod smut, but I can’t. Perhaps in some other fics, but in this one I find it disturbing, and all the more disturbing in this chapter for how rough and seemingly boderlining rape again they mostly were (even if Parker never said ‘stop’). It just kind of makes me sick to read it, and just makes me want it to be over between them once and for all. And now she’s pregnant. Really, I hate, hate, hate her in this fic. I don’t want to, but I’m sick of her not growing a bloody spine and finding a way to be happy, either with or without Jarod.
And it’s so wrong to hate Astra, but I hate her so much when she’s being such a manipulative little prick. I know she’s very precocious, but she really is no adult and she shouldn’t be consulted on the matters of Jarod and Parker, which is more than most adults can probably handle, never mind a kid.
Hello, thataafonso, and thank you for reading and reviewing. Oh, no, you're no buzzkill. Everyone has their own opinions; the world still spins and life is too short to be put off by reviews. I confess: the varied reactions fascinate me and while I'm probably supposed to be taking this all seriously, I find it all intriguing. Your assessment is a fair and accurate one. As the title suggests, this is a rather disturbing fic- and that absolutely is the consensus among pretenderites. Who am I to disagree? I truly appreciate your taking the time to read and then that extra effort to review. It's a small fandom, after all, and feedback is crucial and hopefully my muse will get the message and stop pestering me to write these dark fics. Thank you again, thataafonso.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed
Post Ep for 'Til Death Do Us Part. Jarod calls Miss Parker one more time, but she's been doing some thinking. Game or not, she's tired of playing by his rules. Now she's making up her own.
I loved this, probably because I have the same feelings as you regarding Parker/Jarod and this particular episode tends to piss me off to tears. I always felt Jarod putting Thomas in her life like that was sickly manipulative and the most cruel thing he could do to her, and it makes me angry that she never tells him that.Reviewer: thataafonso Signed