Merry Smutmas! I'm so glad you liked it. When I read "plot" and "magical theory" on the list of things you liked, this just hit me. My beta actually made the comment that she wished she'd thought of it. I might have to expand on the plot and backstory when I re-post it myself after Smutmas is over.
I'm glad you liked the ritual. I wasn't sure how people would receive it. I've never written fireplay, but it was on your list, and it seemed like a fun challenge. Did that part work for you? I was really nervous that readers, including you, might not catch on to how I was describing sub-space as I seldom see the real effects of it shown accurately in fics. I'm glad you're knowledgeable enough about D/s to get it! I do have some experience with real-life BDSM myself... can't tell you how much until after the fest... but yes, enough to understand. Really, a good BDSM experience would be SO therapeutic for Harry, don't you think so? *devious smirk*
Again, merry smutmas! I'm glad I could make your holidays kinky and bright!