Oh, how I love angsty Hutch stories - and this is a little gem! I'll echo Tinderbox in saying that I enjoy the "in the moment" aspect, without the persepective that will come later. I also love when other episodes are referenced and brought into the story; past experiences coloring current behavior, just like real life! A complicated, dark Hutch is always fascinating, and you've captured that very, very well!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and comment. It is always much appreciated. My favorite stories to write are these kinds, with a lot of Hutch introspective for the moment, and trying to imagine what he might do in different situations because of his past. So happy you enjoyed it!
Ouch. Painful and raw and so emotionally blunt and sincere. I love that you focus just on what Hutch is thinking and feeling right then and there, without qualifying it with any of the rationality and perspective that will no doubt come back to him later. And what an ending!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I truly appreciate your kind words. I did want to make this story visceral, and a stand alone, in the moment piece, so what you said makes me very happy! Thanks again.