Challenge #12: Frozen (Mad Men)
Author: Bitterfig Title: The One To Blame Fandom: Mad Men Pairing: Don/Betty Rating: PG-13 Warning: Language, spoilers for season 3. Word Count: 111 Prompt #12: Frozen
The One To Blame
It was tempting to cast Betty as the ice queen. Heaven knows she looks the part, pale snow blonde, cold and immaculate bitch.
It would be easy to make her the villain, with frosty bitterness and her back-up plan for getting out of the marriage.
Easy, but not fair, not true.
The truth was Don had been lying to her on a dozen different levels everyday since they’d met. For most of their marriage she hadn’t even known his real name. From the start he’d frozen her out of huge parts of his life, giving her access to only the most superficial things then wondering why she was starving, freezing, untouchable.