Author: BellaDonna
Story Title: Normal Again
Gen or Slash: gen
Rating: PG
Complete or WIP: complete
Category: dauble drabble, AU
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I'm just using them to create a story for fun. No copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: unposted challenge response for me_and_thee_100, #29 'normal' since it became a double, shamelessly borrowing an idea from the episode of Buffy with the same title
Summary: Mrs. Starsky, I didn't want to give you the bad news over the phone...

Normal Again
by Belladonna

Mrs. Starsky, I'm sorry that we've had you come down here immediately. But I didn't want to give you the bad news over the phone.

It's your son, David.

Sadly, his condition hasn't improved since you've brought him here four years ago after the accident like we'd thought.

He again is delusional and unable to fully accept reality.

We thought we'd had a breakthrough, that we'd been able to get him back. He seemed to shake off his fantasy, was acting like a normal adult would. And he had been almost ready to finally accept the fact that his partner Hutch isn't real but a figment of his imagination.

But now the situation has gotten worse. David seems to have latched onto one of our orderlies.
Ever Mr. Hansen has started working with your son, David went back to his original mindset, that all this isn't real. He's substituting Mr. Hansen for Hutch, his partner on the force.

David is drifting further into his fantasy world, his delusions that he's living a different life. His phases of lucidity are becoming less and less.
We fear that we might lose him to Hutch and their other life as policemen in BayCity.