This has been such a fun story to write, and I thank the mods for the opportunity to pursue an idea I've been thinking about for a year. Can't wait to read all the good stuff on Monday! And to those who are still struggling with their stories, *hugs*. You can do it!
I have to work tomorrow, so I'll say this now: Happy Birthday, Chris! I'm feeling ridiculously emotional trying to articulate everything you mean to me, so I'll just wish you some happiness and peace of mind, and I can't wait to hear you sing again, whenever that might be. Soon, I hope!