Title: Representing Miranda Priestly
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada
Disclaimer: Not mine. Belongs to Lauren Weisberger yada yada
Rating: PG (for now)
Summary: AU. Prompt by Anonymous over on LiveJournal. Miranda does not give Andy the recommendation after Paris and so is blacklisted from journalism. Andy takes up an offer to study law at Stanford and becomes a successful lawyer. Andy accidentally becomes Miranda’s divorce lawyer. Andy/Miranda eventually. [femslash]
Andy Sachs added a few more notes to her brief before turning her attention to the person standing patiently in the doorway of her office.
“Drew Brooks on line three” her assistant Katrina offered with a smile and disappeared around the doorway returning to her desk. Sighing heavily, Andy picked up the phone hoping to end the call quickly. Conversations with her boss never ended well.
“Drew. Hi, what can I do for you?”
“I’ll cut straight to the point here Andy; I need you to pick up an extra client. A very influential client, who will do wonders for this company’s reputation-”
“You mean your reputation” Andy interrupted irritated by Drew’s arrogance. “As you said yourself last week, I’ve already got too many clients, and I quote wanting to help them all will ruin my so-far unblemished professional reputation. You expect me to risk all of that?”
“Andy” Drew chuckled, “You’re an amazing lawyer. One of the best. I’m sure you can handle her.”
“Yes her. She’s an old friend from way back in the midst of a divorce. She enquired about our law firm and I suggested you. You have a meeting with her at three thirty. Don’t be late, she hates being kept waiting.”
Andy let out a frustrated groan as she looked at the clock on her computer monitor. Only an hour to prepare.
“Ok, I’ll do it. The client’s name?”
Andy visibly shook as the phone clattered to the floor. Miranda Priestly, the ‘Dragon Lady’ was her new client! How could she have been so foolish? Miranda Priestly her former boss who she had walked out on in Paris. The former boss who had blacklisted her to all major publications. It had been Andy’s lifelong ambitioin to become a journalist for the New Yorker, but those dreams and ambitions were shattered by the three little words uttered by Miranda: “My biggest disappointment”. A reference like that was difficult to bound back from and Andy was forced to rely on her earlier acceptance to study law at Stanford. Now a respected and accomplished lawyer, Andy had expected to leave her earlier time at Runway behind her. But now, the Devil herself was infiltrating her new life, and Andy vowed she would not let Miranda treat her the same way with her ever increasing and impossible demands.
“Fuck!” Andy smashed her fist down on her desk. She was not looking forward to representing Miranda Priestly.