Anonymous said: loving under lock and key! just wondering how many more chapters there will be?
For reasons I’m not sure I’d be able to put into words, I’m not telling people exactly how many parts the story has, but you don’t need to worry about it finishing any time soon (I’m currently anticipating it finishing towards the end of September if that answers this question any better). It’s a long one, longer than anything I’ve written before.
Anonymous said: I'm ABSOLUTLY in love with under lock and key!!! <3 it's exactly what I need now that Grester is everywhere!I appreciate your work so much and wanted to thank you for taking the time to write and share this with us :)
Thank you very much :) Fun fact: I considered bringing Chester into the story at one point, not as a rival love interest, but just as a nice guard. It probably won’t happen, but who knows?
Anonymous said: When is the next part to under lock and key coming out?
Thursday. Not sure what time yet, though. Ideally mid-afternoon, but I’ve just decided to completely change the plot of the next chapter so it could end up being late, depending on how long it takes to write.
Anonymous said: I really really like my best friend and I don't know what to do. I've had these feeling for 4 months now! HELP!
I’m possibly not the best person to ask as I only ever tend to fall for people who are completely unattainable, or I don’t realise it’s a crush until months or years later, but I will try and offer some advice.
My first suggestion would have been to wait it out and see if it goes away, but if you’ve been feeling this way for four months, I’m guessing you’ve already done that. Secondly, don’t panic. Friendship is the basis of any good relationship, so it’s out natural that sometimes you might feel things for somebody who you’re close friends with.
Although I haven’t been in your position, there are two things I can relate to that might help. I have been in a position where I regretted not telling somebody how I felt until it was too late. It’s not the end of the world, but it is a horrible feeling to think you might have missed your chance to be happy. It might be worth taking the risk and putting your feelings out there, or you may end up regretting not doing so.
However, the other thing I would say is that if you do choose to tell your friend how you feel, make sure that you aren’t at all pressurising them into reciprocating those feelings. Let them know it’s on their terms. I was in a relationship that I hated being in for eight months because one of my best friends told me he liked me, and I felt like I had to say yes when he asked me out, thinking that I would fall for him eventually. I didn’t, and it ruined the friendship completely. Let your friend know that you just wanted to be honest, and that it’s completely their decision.
Good luck. I hope your situation resolves itself!
Anonymous said: How do you make the words do the thing where they are so brilliant making a perfect story?
Thank you, kind person. I’m quite proud of this chapter and to hear someone else say that they like it too means a lot :)
Under Lock and Key - Chapter 14
Hartbig prison AU. Find the previous chapters here.
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Hannah thinks that this might be the stupidest idea that she’s ever had. Considering how Grace has pretty much just said that she’d kill Hannah if she tried to speak to Grace again, and that’s exactly what she’s planning on doing. But whatever, Hannah tries to think of the positive side to every situation. (At least if Grace does follow through with her threat to murder Hannah, then she won’t have to dry heave her way through another portion of prison mashed potato.)
Besides, what is life without a little risk-taking?
It’s with this thought that Hannah knows that prison has changed her. She’s always been a careful and calculated person. Taking risks isn’t in her nature. Yet here she goes.
The woman stops as Hannah calls out to her.
“Hart. What do you want?”
“It’s O’Reilly, isn’t it?” asks Hannah, and the woman nods. Hannah beckons her out of the dining hall and around a corner to a deserted corridor. “You’ve got the late shift in the laundry tonight, right? You and Helbig?”
Under Lock and Key will probably be up later than I said it would. Sorry. I wish I had a good excuse, but the truth is that I promised myself I wouldn’t start watching season 2 of Game of Thrones until I finished writing, but then I caved. And then I had actual life stuff that needed doing. But I’m giving it my full attention now!
kyky11231 said: Do you know why when i click on the link of Picture day with Hannah it says it's private and i can't watch it??
I don’t know, sorry. Lots of people are having problems and I just tried the link and it’s private for me now too.
Anonymous said: I'd court you/date you if we lived on the same continent.
I like you, Anon.
Bad news: Procrastinated spectacularly from writing this evening.
Good news: I just finished season 1 of Game of Thrones.
Anonymous said: When is the next chapter of Under Lock and Key? It's amazing!!
Monday at around 8pm GMT. Thanks!
Getting two characters to go from best friends to making out is one of the hardest parts about writing.
One week later, and the lips have just touched…