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15 June 2011 @ 11:50 am
Fiction: Descent of Darkness  

Title: Descent of Darkness

Author: lt-sp (or OneShotWonderment on FF.net)

Fandom/Character(s)/Pairing(s): Pretty Little Liars / Toby & Jenna

Genre: Angst/Romance

Rating: PG

Words: 332

Summary: Since the accident, Jenna Marshall lived in a world of darkness.

Challenge/Prompt: 07: Light in the Dark for fictionland and 76: Haunted for my T/J claim at pllchallenge100!

Warnings: Spoilers for episode 1x03 of Pretty Little Liars and, oh yeah, Stepsibling incest.

Note: Please be aware that this ficlet is posted multiple places and under another user name lt_sp. This is still me, okay? 'Kay! On to the fic...

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of this author. This author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

Since the accident, Jenna Marshall lived in a world of darkness. It was all-encompassing and felt like the very reflection of her soul. The school for the blind that she attended had not brightened her world as her mother had hoped it would. Instead, it made that frightening darkness seep out of her and place a shadow of despair on the world that only she knew about. The real Jenna Marshall, the bright and charming girl that she was before the accident, was drowning in it and she did not have the strength to fight anymore.

Even going home didn’t help, though she had hoped it would. Being there, near the perpetrators of the act made it all worse. They mourned for the Queen Bitch, talking about her beautiful soul and her beautiful personality. It made Jenna want to gag. Alison DiLaurentis had been a horrible human being. Yes, she was dead and that was not a good thing. Yes, the person who did it needed to be arrested and charged for his crime. However, her death did not excuse all that she had done in life and yet everyone was doing just that. It was a dishonor to the memory of the girl. The girls who made her this way laughed and fell in love and had fun and dressed stylish and it wasn’t fair! Jenna was struggling to live her life under new circumstances and the world has to go on as if nothing had changed? It wasn’t fair!

Life wasn’t fair!

Then Toby came home. Toby, who had just spent months in military school, came home different, but that was okay. That was okay because he was Toby and she was Jenna. In front of their parents, he treated her stiffly, almost guiltily. When it was just them, he kissed her so gently, so sweetly. The darkness inside her could not taint him because he made her the good Jenna.

He was the light that chased her darkness away.