This CBG story is a fairly short uber where Helen and Nikki met in their late teens working in the fashion industry. Nikki was starting her modeling career and Helen was a make up girl. Their friendship grows until an intimate evening in France results in five years of estrangement. Fate throws them back together at a convention in New York City and Nikki has a plan to finally get Helen out of her system.
While I wasn’t a fan of the backstory, the emotion of the piece itself is great. As with probably all of her work, CBG fills the story with highs and lows and beautifully written intimate scenes.
First-off, I have to write this disclaimer: CBG is one of my favourite fan fiction writers, and I have read ALL of her fics many times. That being said, thisis one of my favourite.
This is an Uber Bad Girls, Nikki and Helen story. After coming out of prison, Nikki starts a relationship with Helen, her ex-wing-governor. Both women are deeply in love, but Nikki feels that Helen is always holding back something. Because of her unwillingness to open-up, or plainly see how Nikki’s hurting, Nikki decides to call it quits after two years. Circumstances put them back in each other’s paths, and Nikki is decided to make the the most of the situation.
I have declared CBG the “Queen of angst” and this is a great illustration of why. She’s also one of the best at creating and describing very sensual situations. Another things that I found very innovative about this story is the “letter” written by Helen as an opening to the story, as well descriptions of a session of photography at the beginning of each chapter. Very clever, and VERY well done.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this.