summary: Maybe Declan’s not the only reason Jack came back from his search for Amanda. / Takes place in 1x18, “Justice”, when Daniel’s on trial for Tyler’s shooting.
notes: I’ve had two versions of this extended scene on my computer for over a year now. There’s this version and another one that I might post if I figure out how that one ends exactly. Enjoy.
“How are you holding up?” Jack asks.
We’re days into Daniel’s trial by this point, and Jack’s probably the first person to ask me that sincerely. Reporters ask for a scoop they can sell to the world. Charlotte asks to make sure I haven’t turned against her because of her substance use. And Nolan always asks because he wants me to change my mind, to support Daniel or to leave him, but to get out of this quest for revenge regardless.
When Jack asks how I’m doing, he just wants to know about me, nothing else. It’s simple. If only my answer could be.
There’s a sigh that must come from me. “I’m… managing.”