Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Round 2 entry by Richard Lobinske of The Angst Guy/Bug Guy write-off instigated by the denizens of PPMB. The challenge: Bug-guy gets home-court advantage, but TAG gets choice of weapons (angst), as each do a fic set in the summer between Daria's first and second years at Raft, a la the Falling Into College series. In this fic, which can only cover one hour, each was to do a Daria/Mack shipper in which Daria and Mack would never betray Michael Fulton or Jodie, but acknowledge that there could have been something special between them... and that a part of each regrets not having taken a chance back at LHS. No length restrictions, but try to keep it short. Also, there can be no other characters shown.
In "Lead Us Not Into Temptation," during the summer after their freshman year at college, Mack and Daria meet by chance in Pizza Prince and talk about old times, while also thinking about their associated feelings.
This story won out against TAG's entry ("As She Remembered It in the Long Years After"), which was disqualified. He got over it, eventually.