Oh. My. God.
I haven't commented on stories recently...not because I don't enjoy them (I do!) but because I feel like simply saying "great story!" is...a bit ofa waste of bandwidth.
I have to comment on this one, I do...
You had me in tears about 4 times over the course of it, even knowing (because it's Eyrie) that Everything Will Turn Out Alright In the End.
Gods, but I wish I could be in the Letterman audience for that show...wish, wish, wish
and finally, "wrong side of history"...chills down my back, completely and (not to get TOO political about it) quite apropos of today, all things considered.
And who exactly is this diabolical 'they' to which we keep referring? If there's some grand conspiracy going on, the right hand doesn't appear to know what the left is doing. --Raziel (Soul Reaver II)