I just saw this now -- damn IJ for not letting us track comments and such! I didn't know anyone else had ever read this besides letmypigeonsgo. I'm so glad you liked this! It was one of the most painful things I've ever written -- I'm really sorry my recipient dropped out of the fest and never got to see it (esp. cos she was someone on my LJ flist and I wanted to please her!). I never would've written something that dark without being asked to. However, I'd had the idea in my head for a while.