What a great take on that special and difficult relationship! You're keeping both delightfully in character, and make the development of such a seemingly unbelievable relationship very easily to follow, and to understand. Since they're my favourite pair, I often had to explain what the two could find in each other, and how they might get together at all; now I'm having a great new explaining rec for any doubters! :o) Your Filius is particularly delightful. I love the dynamics in that scene between the three of them at the end!