Story Notes: Canon up to The Kiss in AtS 3.11, then goes off into Cordy!verse.
Author’s Note: A video "Cordy - Mrs. Lifestyle Of The Rich & Famous" by divine_chick got me inspired. Sadly it's not online anymore.
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“Cordy, this is me you’re talking to. Nev. Your personal assistant and friend. I’ve been worried about you. You had those bruises last time you showed up for rehearsal, and--”
Yeah, like I could ever say those things to HER. Our relationship isn’t like that. I’m the consummate personal assistant—say secretary and I’ll bitch slap you—and she’s the rising young Hollywood celeb.
But I worry about her. Cordy acts like she’s always fine: unflappable and untouchable. And maybe she was, but recently...
Every time someone notices some new injury she’s all, “must’ve got scratched cutting through a thicket while jogging,” or, “yeah, banged the heck out of my arm rock climbing; I’m such a klutz.” As if. She’s one of the most coordinated people I know.
It’s usually not too bad and everyone else always buys it…Except that one time that Hair and Makeup FLIPPED out cause she had stitches she hadn’t told ANYONE about. They had to change her wardrobe for the scene so the stitches weren’t visible to the camera.
Then there was the day they were shooting this season’s premiere. Gunter hugged her during filming and Cordy flinched like her ribs were hurt. They had to reshoot that scene. Twice.
God, is she in an abusive relationship?
And that story from the Enquirer that I squashed--something about her decapitating aliens with a samurai sword. It couldn’t be real. Could it?
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The video My Skin
by 1SnoWhiteQueen1 has a heart-wrenching combination of lyrics and clips.