Samuel Thornbody here. It's time that you all learned a few things about mine and Bobby's past.
Also note: Each chapter in this story will end with a poem, that if you look at the first letter to each line, it spells out something relevant to the chapter.
Chapter 01: T H E R A P I S T
There's nothing I won't do He's got a heart of gold Every day I see it shine Relies on what he knows is true A cub who broke the mold Perfect son, I'm glad he's mine I don't know what to say to you Seems all I say is cold Time's what we need, and we'll be fine
Voice of Kara Thornbody is tekoerin Voices of Dipper Draper and Stargazer Borealis are
Coming up for the idea for this story took me a while. I had to decide what I wanted to have happen, how I wanted to go about it, and how I was going to resolve things.
I'd originally gotten the idea to do the story after repeatedly hearing the Christmas songs :iconmaxgoof: did where Dipper was bummed out over loting Bobby near Christmas, but that, alone, didn't make a compelling enough story idea. My mind then went to the idea of why it seemed the only parent Bobby had in his life, was his father, and began to ponder the reasons why this might have been the case.
My first thought was that maybe Bobby only had his dad because his mother had passed away. The story idea, at the time, would have been titled 'Porcupine Passions 2: Sam's Story' and would have been primarily narrated by Sam, as he would have been explaining the idea that his wife (Kara) grew very ill and was dying, and it fell to Sam to take care of Bobby. This would have been discovered in Georgia, while Sam had been dealing with his client there. After the death, Bobby, now hating the idea of being stuck in Georgia where he was being constantly reminded of his mothers death, pleaded with Sam to take him back to Huntington, as he just couldn't take it, and thought that the only way Christmas was going end on any kind of a high note, was to be back with his closest friend who could help to build him back up.
This idea was pushed away, when Max brought up that a 'death' type scene was not something he'd seen done before. It turned out that it had not been Max's intention to talk me out of the plot idea, but he did, so I decided to go with something a little less troubling, which is where the idea decided to use came into play.
However, even with the new idea in mind, I had to figure out how and why it had to happen. The idea that Kara wanted to be in Georgia because that was where she was born, coupled with the client idea from the previous plot, gave me the start of the story, so I set the wheels in motion there.
Overall, I'm happy with how the story started out, but I still had a couple rough edges to smooth out, which will be discussed in revelations of following chapters.