- Law & Order: SVU (2)
Sonny was exhausted. Weary. Running on empty. Kaput. Done.
He was sooooooo done.
Being an ADA was even harder than he’d ever imagined. He’d known that the hours would be long, but he was prepared for that. He knew that he would be starting from the bottom, but he prepared for that too.
He was also prepared to be doubted, mocked or hazed (it was subtler at the DA’s office than it had been at the academy). He knew he could handle the subject matter- he didn’t see anything as an ADA he wouldn’t have also seen as an SVU detective.
What he wasn’t prepared for was to feel so disconnected from the squad. His friends- best friends even. Or so he thought. He was feeling more and more like an estranged family member. A second cousin who you avoid at the family picnic. An uncle who got cut off for brining dishonor to the family. An outsider.
Chapter 10: Barba covertly (or so he thinks…) attempts to cheer up one particularly despondent detective by showing him the brighter side of pride in NYC. Between the winding streets, rainbow benches, warm beverages and life talks, Barba's denial begins to unravel. Could his newfound interest in Carisi's wellbeing mean something more? And what was the detective thinking about all of this....
Pride month, hero worship and assumptions lead to a plethora of angst for Barisi.
- Part 1 of Spectrum