This is brilliant, so complex and completely imagined. I'm not sure I know exactly what Lucius is trying to do, or rather, how he is trying to bring SS and NM back, but that may be my sloppy reading. Your picture of the loving libertines is wonderful and credible. Do you know what Cole Porter said about his wife Linda (yes, I know, he was gay and that was okay with both of them)? That he loved her because she was a bigger sensualist than he was. Anyway, great accomplishment!