Disclaimer: Now, I'm only going to say this once. Remember, this applies for every other chapter: I don't own Degrassi. So don't sue me.

Title: "Sepia"

Genres: General, Angst, Drama, Romance, at times (on a stretch) maybe Suspense. And Tragedy, even, eventually.

Rated: T - maybe I oughta up it. There's lots of "mature" stuff to come. You guys tell me.

Writing Tools: Microsoft Word, Windows Media player, my MP3 player, and a bunch of other shit you don't care about

Tunes: I wrote this a few weeks ago, so I really don't remember. Probably something angsty and kind of Metal, though.

People: Me. Me. Me...

Author's Note: This is an idea I've had for a while. Random snippets from the life of Alex. They'll be out of order and mostly really short. Some more so than others. I've got a kind-of-plot, which I might expand upon in a different format after I've got things wrapped-up here. Pairings here will be primarily Palex, though there will be Jalex - probably brief, but still there.

This story contains themes of abuse, largely domestic. I do not condone such actions. It's a serious problem everywhere, and I think there are too many people who don't realize it. There will be drug-use. Nothing to heavy, in fact, it's likely there won't be anything more serious than weed, but the warning is here anyway. This will contain a lesbian relationship. Don't like it, don't read it.

Warnings aside, I really hope you guys enjoy this. They'll all be (like I said) short, and because of this I'll be able to update every few days. Sometimes multiple chapters in one day. Keep in mind, that I am now taking requests(!!!). If there's something you'd like to see let me know. If I think it's within my ability and that it would fit in with the story I'll be more than happy to write it up. For all purposes we'll be saying Alex was born around 1987/1988, Paige being a year or so younger (these estimates from the website Degrassi-tng dot com). Most of the action will take place in their senior year of highschool (2005). This chapter, however, takes place much, much earlier.

Thanks for reading.


March 12, 1993

Nunez Household: 11:49 - PM

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

"Shut Up, Gerry!"

"You shut up, you stupid cunt!"

Crash.

"You bastard!"

"Fuck you!"

"Where are you going? Where the fuck do you think you're going?"

"Away from you and this shit excuse for a life!"

"You deadbeat idiot! You've got a daughter, you son of a bitch!"

"She ain't mine."

"Like hell she isn't!"

"Fuck you, Emily."

"Where are you going? Where are you going?"SLAM!

Silence.

"… Momma?"

"Y-yes, Lexi?"

"Where's Daddy?"

"He went out for a walk."

"Did… did he hurt you again?"

"No, baby."

"He isn't coming back, is he?"

"I don't know, Lexi."

"I love you, mommy."

"Go get me a beer out of the fridge, darling."


End Notes: Please review. Since I don't get cash for you guys reading my shit I should at least get feedback, right? If you can take the five minutes to read you can take thirty seconds to type out a "u suck" or a "this was kool, update soon". But if you plan on doing the first one I'd rather have a "u suck, because...". But, really, I'm not that picky. All reviews are good reviews. 'Cept flames, but...

Okay, I'm done.

-Orange