She hadn't expected him to follow her to Belfast, but even if she had, she never could have expected this.
she loved you, but I loved you harder
aka what happened that year
"It’s summer of 1971 when Deidre meets Martin for the first time, at a dance at the local community centre. She’s just getting into her rebellious phase, pushing back against her strict parents, and she’s persuaded a mate to sneak in with her. Martin can’t stop watching her across the room, as she spins with so much life and energy about the dancefloor. He’s twenty one and she fifteen, though she tells him she’s almost eighteen, after they’ve danced for three songs straight and finally stopped for a drink. Of course it doesn’t take long for Martin to find out the truth, but by that point he’s hooked."
A biography, of sorts. Or more accurately; a random, sprawling collection of head-canons, shoehorned into some semblance of a story.
Beginning with Martin and Deidre, it charts the -not always pleasant- early life of Michelle and Niall. Featuring sibling bonds, lasting friendships, poor parenting (to put it kindly), and the ever present backdrop of the Troubles. This is the making of Michelle Mallon.
Belongs to the same universe as 'The person falling is me' story.
*Contains spoilers for S3/ special episode*
- Part 2 of Falling
Five significant moments for Northern Ireland…and one for us by milficwriter (Thebiwife) for facethestrange
Fandoms: Derry Girls (TV)
22 May 2022
The four girls from Derry (and James) get together to discuss key events from their teenage years.