Her mother wanted her named Mariel but the nurse got it wrong, so Maryl can blame her name on a typo! She can blame her meeting with Robin on the current of a river, and she is sure that she herself is to blame for not being able to hold on to a partner.
On the other hand Maryls lacking in the relationship department don’t make her hold back when she makes the acquaintance of a very naked Robin, while she her self is sunbathing on a rock, in the nude, in the river stream. It’s supposed to be a secluded place, so I guess it can’t really be labelled indecent exposure - can it?
Now don’t get me wrong these women aren’t water nymphs running around in the wild, there is a perfectly good explanation for the meeting between Maryl and Robin, but perhaps a slightly less valid excuse for them meeting in the buff.
Had BadSquirrel been lacking in her abilities the story of Maryl and Robin would have ended as a nothing but a PWP. As it is the women’s trysts on the river bank proves to be “One Good Memory” and something that can perhaps in time lead to more.
This is romance but in the BadSquirrel fashion, as you might know by now it’s a trademark of this pen to teach us patience. Go back to the stories “Rumors” and “Shine” and you’ll find patient women waiting for their love interest to notice them and you’ll find women who will spend time on wooing their girlfriends and cultivating a relationship.
“One Good Memory” is no different – so again BadSquirrel gives us a woman with staying power and persistence, one that will work on finding happiness for herself and on persuading the love of her life to accept the love she is offering.
I like the fic’s by BadSquirrel for the romantic storyline, the development of the characters and the fact that we are never left alone with just a couple of ladies, but always treated to a supporting cast of likeable family and friends. This story is no different from other BadSquirrel fic’s except perhaps for the quick development of the encounter between Maryl and Robin.
“One Good Memory” is an entertaining story, but as a genuine BadSquirrel fan, who like the protagonist to take a bit of time before they jump between the sheets, I’m most fond of the last half of the story, but don’t let that scare you off.
When you read this review you should bear in mind that I’m a BIG BadSquirrel fan and that “Rumors”’s is my all time favourite online fic (yes I do know I’ve mentioned this a number of times!) so I might just favour BadSquirrel’s writing a wee bit.