I wrote "What It's Like" during one of those phases when I identified very strongly with Nick. Given that, I'm not sure why it's from Natalie's perspective, but there it is, in that delightful canonical gap between the flashbacks of "Only the Lonely" and the present of "Dark Knight."
This little story winds up with an origin for Natalie and Nick's "movie nights," as seen on screen only in "False Witness," but famed in fanfic through every faction and fad.
|•||Title:||"What It's Like"|
|•||Date:||Posted to FKFic-L on May 3, 2003|
|•||Summary:||Natalie attempts to understand Nick's struggle, as he grapples with his third shift as a homicide detective.|
|•||Quotation:||"That's exactly the kind of thing I need to know, if we're going to cure your condition, not just treat its symptoms. And that is our mission statement, isn't it? Find a cure?"|