Splintered [Complete | GB+SB]
Your prospects are limited when you don't exist, but Sang Sorenson has been getting by as a cashier in a grocery store after dropping out of high school. Most days, she's just glad to have some independence, but she's been drifting through her life for two years, too alone to realize she's lonely.
Then, late one Sunday night someone comes through her line with more apple pie than one man should be able to eat.
The next day, she finds herself helping a young girl with a ...delicate purchase that the girl's older brother and his friend can't handle.
And after a close call at home, she seeks help at a diner that recently opened down the street.
It's been over a year since the Blackbourne team shattered into three separate teams, and they've all been dealing with the aftermath of a broken family. Though the new Lee and Taylor teams have done well for themselves, things just aren't the same.
Then Sean stops by a little mom-and-pop grocery store after a long shift and discovers their bakery section.
Kota and Nate take Jess bra shopping, and the cutest girl they've ever seen intervenes when they are less than helpful.
And Luke finally meets someone who values pancakes as much as he does...possibly more.
And it's barely even Tuesday.
This is a reverse harem fanfic based on C.L. Stone's Ghost Bird series. Be warned, I don't do trigger warnings on individual chapters and this is a Ghost Bird story: there is physical and emotional abuse, implied and overt; there are nine men interested in one woman (#whychoose) and sometimes each other; and the language used is appropriate for mature readers only.
Not my circus, not my monkeys. I don't own any of these characters, The Academy, or Charleston, SC. I'm not making any money off of this. Liberties were taken with the legal and medical professions, but I tried to be as accurate as possible.