What have we here?
A new timeline.
It looks fancy. Can't wait.
You sound guarded.
You aren't normally this nice.
Oh, you know, festive season and all that. Plus, I'm a huge fan of David Miliband.
This explains a great many things.
Just because I'm being pleasant doesn't mean it's your turn to be a snarky git.
Point taken. Anyway-
Hang on, this is a TLIAW. Not a TLIAD.
Yes. Timeline in a week, not a day.
Are you losing your touch?
No, I just want to take my time with this one. And what happened to the festive season?
Just asking! And it's a fair question. You wouldn't want people to think you were nothing without Roem...
I heard that. I don't know why you thought I wouldn't hear it, you're literally a voice in my head.
I've been meaning to bring this up with you, this is not behaviour that most people would consider normal-
Do you have any actual questions?
Answers on a postcard.
What do you mean by that?
All your TLs these days seem to have a point to prove. The first one was an attempt to show it could be done; the Boris one showed you could do narrative TLs in a short format; the Soviet Britain one was meant to show people list TLs could build innovative worlds; that 'Wiping the Bum' one or whatever it was called was... something shit; and that Norwegian bollocks you did last month was something to do with small changes coming from a potentially big POD. And journalism, or something.
You see, you're trying to be insulting, but you're really just revealing how much of an eye you keep on my work. It's really very touching. The spirit of Christmas is alive after all.
Just answer the bloody question.
This one doesn't have a clear 'point'. Not one that I'm going to reveal at this stage, anyway. All I'll say is this: it feels good to be writing a pure narrative TL post-Lavender.
And without Jack?
You wash your mouth out. That man is a saint.
This has been the longest conversation with yourself you've ever had. I bet it's longer than at least two of the chapters.
You may be right. And on that note, I think it's time I got on with it.
Merry Christmas to you too.