I can't even find the right words. It's a lovely story, dear. The way both of them dealt with helplessness speaks tons about the characters. More than any description could do. I love the way you show instead of describe, it's o much easier to get involved with the situation, to feel the way they feel.
Your stories has this thing I'm not sure I could explain... most of fan fiction is only about two or more characters doing what the original author wouldn't make them do. But having a world you cannot talk about, a reason to confine yourself... it's more about life than just a way to get two characters into bed. And I just can't thank you enough for that! :)
(sorry for my english! The spell check says there's no errors in this comment, but sometimes I made up words or grammar...)