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Character manifesto: Miss Parker

Fandom: The Pretender
Character: Miss Parker
Pairings included in manifesto: Miss Parker/Jarod, Miss Parker/Thomas Gates


When I was a kid and I started watching the Pretender, I hated Miss Parker with my whole being. I was eleven and naive but I just needed a couple more episodes to fall in love completely.

Miss Parker is one of those characters that changes in the course of the show, her past, her character is revealed through flashbacks, small scenes that could mean nothing but yet they do. Her obsession with her mother’s death could be tiring after some time, but the only thing she has.

Miss Parker is a daughter of the chairman of the powerful organization called The Centre and his wife Catherine Elaine Parker. She spent his childhood with her mother in happy ignorance of what her father is doing, but then Catherine died and Miss Parker spent more and more time in the cold bowels of the Centre, she met Jarod and somewhere the chase began.

Twenty years later Miss Parker is a head of the security in the Centre and just got a new assignment, to catch his former best friend Jarod.
Every season of the Pretender has a different Miss Parker, but all those changes are caused, it isn’t just doing of the most powerful script. Its Miss Parker slowly uncovering the truth of her mother’s death, finding out more about the Centre and Jarod, finding love and more than one sibling.

But even though we came through four season and two movies there is still too many secrets to this character and I am not talking about her parentage.

We knew that she spend her teenage years in boarding school, had a fling with son of the Yakuza most powerful man and, quoting, „did a lot of frat boys“, we know almost nothing. Her back-story is as clouded as her first name, which is a question bothering way to many fans.
So do you want to read more?



Recs:
I am going to rec fics that I read mostly long time ago, there were my life then and I still have a lot fond memories, my taste might have change but the love stayed:)

Fic Rec #1: Wake
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod, Miss Parker/Thomas Gates
Author: kirbyfest 
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC 17

Why This Must Be Read: I recced this author before and I am doing it again, the reason is obvious, she is just so good.kirbyfest  shows us an interlude short after Thomas death. Miss Parker is broken and almost everybody can see it, but mostly Jarod.


Fic Rec #2: Veil of Contentment
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod, Jarod/Zoe
Author: Phenyx
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read:
In my early days of reading fanfiction and learning to read in English, Phenyx was my favorite author. Her stories aren’t mostly dealing with the Centre mumbo jumbo but just the relationship between Miss Parker and Jarod, in this one, we can see the future. Jarod is married to Zoe and Miss Parker rebuilt the Centre in a hospital. Their lives change when someone abducts Miss Parker’s younger brother.


Fic Rec #3: Falling Down an Upward Spiral
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Author: MRose
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG 13

Why This Must Be Read: When the dreams and vision starts to overlay with the reality, Miss Parker needs Jarod to show her the right way. Yeah, a bit mushy but nicely angsty and so romantic, I was a sap.


Fic Rec #4:
Land of Enchantment
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod, Jarod/Zoe
Author: Ginger
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC 17

Why This Must Be Read:
This fic is printed sitting on my bookshelf. I read it so many times I know it now from heart. But it’s just so good, absolutely angst free, just funny and damn cute. When Jarod finally takes Zoe for the promised road trip he runs into Miss Parker, except she isn’t behaving like his favorite huntress at all.


Fic Rec #5: Her Aquitaine
Pairing: Jarod/Miss Parker, Miss Parker/OC
Author: Elliot Silver
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R

Why This Must Be Read: I love Miss Parker in this, she is strong and finally took her fate in her hands. And even though this isn’t a typical Miss Parker/Jarod romance, it will leave you with the wonderful feeling of fulfillment for this character.


Fic Rec #6: Sympathy for Delilah
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Author: Dominatrix
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC 17

Why This Must Be Read:
The title tells you the story, Miss Parke as Delilah who should bring Jarod down with her womanly powers, but with Jarod it always works differently.

Fic Rec #7:
Sleepless
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod, Miss Parker/Thomas Gates
Author: Chris H
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R

Why This Must Be Read:
It starts with a vision and Miss Parker must deal with the feeling it brings to her. Because “love never lasted long for her”.


Fic Rec #8: Soul Splinters
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Author: Whashaza
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R

Why This Must Be Read:
I could praise this author all day. Whashaza is manipulating you into being afraid and believe me, you will be. This story is mostly a thriller with some snippets of romance, but believe me, any die-hard Pretender fan knows who Whashaza is.

Fic Rec #9: Rain Runs Cold
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Author: juliefortune 
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG 13 (by reccer)

Why This Must Be Read:
If you are looking for a painful angst, this story is the right for you. The Centre changed and even Jarod doesn’t know how much until an accidental meeting with Miss Parker.


Fic Rec #10: Going Through the Motions
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Author: eustacia_vye28 
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC 17

Why This Must Be Read:
This fic came out from the great event that Porn Battle surely is. Here are Miss Parker and Jarod playing their usual game, but things could change when love is involved, right?

Caps from thepretendercentre.com
Tags: fandom: pretender, ship: ms. parker/jarod, ship: ms. parker/thomas gates, special: manifesto
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