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Summary:

What if circumstances were different, and Jake and Heather had met long before the school bus?  An alternate version of Jericho in which Jake and Heather are married and expecting.  A re-telling of the Jericho episode Rogue River, with hints at the Jericho episode The Day Before.


Rated: T (Contains Content Not Suitable for Children)
Categories: Green Family, Jake/Heather Characters: April Green, Eric Green, Gail Green, Heather Lisinski, Jake Green, Jimmy Taylor, Johnston Green, Kenchy Dhuwalia, Stanley Richmond
Episode/Spoilers For: 1.08 - Rogue River, 1.12 - The Day Before
Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama, Romance
Challenges: None
Series: Different Circumstances
Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Word count: 25479 Read: 29620
Published: 25 Jun 2008 Updated: 26 Jun 2008


Story Notes:

Disclaimer: ho is the property of CBS Paramount Network Television and Junction Entertainment. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. No money is being made from this work. No copyright infringement is intended.

Acknowledgment: I've borrowed chunks of dialogue (and plot) from the Jericho episode Rogue River, written by Matthew Federman and Stephan Scaia, as well as some information and themes from the Jericho episode The Day Before written by Mike Kelley.

As always, great gobs of thanks to SherryG and nightsky80 for their assistance!

Author's Note: There are points in the first season of Jericho where I have to respectfully disagree with the timing of events as presented on the show, and Rogue River is definitely one of those episodes.  I'm pretty sure you don't get that much daylight in Kansas around the first of November!  Based on statements made during Long Live the Mayor, I ended Different Circumstances, Part 7 with Jake and Eric leaving town just after six in the evening, and I just can't stop the sun from setting so they can get to Rogue River before dark.  Hopefully, if you're still with me after all my big changes, you can accept this smaller one.  The boys are goin' to the hospital in the dark.

Also, although I've never really said it, the five years ago scenes are taking place in the fall of 2001. That hasn't been so important before now, but it's starting to creep in, and will continue to do so.

As always, if you are so moved, feedback is appreciated!

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