This is Anne's response to "Gethsemane", written over the long summer break while waiting for season 5.
This version is rated NC-17. There is a version with the final chapter rated R instead available at annehaynes.xf-redux.com
The cover for this one was made from the collage "Contemplation" by Anne Haynes.
Another reminder that neither Teena nor "Carl" had first names at this point and are Caroline and James in this story.