In a Different Light – A Bonus

In a Different Light – A Bonus by Robansuefarm

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Well, there we go. Another version of Manny rides off into the sunset. I’m sorry to see them go as I liked this version and I thought the Miguel, Ray, and Rick stuff was all quite good. I’m really sorry I couldn’t find a way to get in at least one Maureen-Michelle scene, but I just couldn’t figure out a way to have that and still move the plot along and I needed to move plot because this was kind of long for a song fic as it was. This one was also a little different because after many thought experiments where I tried to make the plot work without Miguel being alive, once I decided he had to be the first scene just flowed. That’s not really unusual for me, but it was that I stuck on scene 2 like I hit a brick wall and couldn’t go any farther in the story until I jumped ahead to the last half of chapter 14. Once I wrote the end, the rest of it came. It was the first time that ever happened to me because normally I start at the beginning with a course plotted on my chart and see where I go based on the currents of the story as I write it, but like I said the end of this one was just determined to come out just like this.  That said, this is probably one of the few fanfics that I have written where I might be persuaded to come back and do an epilogue for sometime because I really would like a crack at that Michelle-Maureen scene. Normally I like to make sure I end a story with a bow that isn’t easily undone, but I think this one could be. (Uh, uhum, clearing throat and looking meaningfully at any fanfic writers who read this and have left your version of Manny trapped in limbo without a last chapter….)

Hope you enjoyed this story and once again look for a new story to begin soon. I just have to decide which one because I have 2 short stories about a scene away from being finished each and one destined to be longer that I only have 2 chapters done on. The 2 short ones are what will probably be my last installment of the Manny in California series and my entry for the Making Love category. The long one is my historical and they are a REALLY good 2 chapters. If you have a preference please comment. In the meantime, I’m going to fill in my nightly posting restoring another lost story. We will pick up “Past, Present, and Future” by Ashleigh a story that finds Manny trapped on the Titanic. Find links to the previously available chapters under Historicals.

Find a few extras below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the song I based this on,  view it here:

Below are my original concept note:

Danny Santos is having to “work in the mail room” at SanCorp. He meets Michelle Bauer and sees her in a different light.

The complete words to the song:

Every morning I watch you walk in to the office with your business suit and matching shoes
With your hair pulled up neatly, you tug at your glasses and you sit down, just two desks down.
I watch you in the fluorescent glare, and my mind drifts away somewhere

And I see you in a different light, with your hair falling down and love in your eyes
In my mind, you’re a beautiful sight, I see you, in a different light,
Just the way I saw you last night.

The other girls in the office, the guys always notice when they walk by, but you’re not the type.
They don’t know what I know, some things just don’t show in tailored tweed, that’s fine with me.
Let them all think what they want to, as for me when I look at you

I see you in a different light, with your hair falling down and love in your eyes.
In my mind, you’re a beautiful sight, I see you in a different light
Just the way I saw you last night.

I see you in a different light, with your hair falling down and love in your eyes.
In my mind, you’re a beautiful sight, I see you in a different light.
Just the way I saw you last night.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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