Hey, I don't know how I couldn't find this when you first posted it.. I was thinking you'd ditched the idea of writing that birthday one-shot. But, well, I'm glad you didn't. Because this was really, I don't know, intense. You really do have a way with your words... This was - beautiful.
And actually, I always do come back to read author's replies, I'm that weird ;P So I'm so glad I could make you smile at the end of a crappy day. Because you make me feel - various different emotions - with your writing. So, yeah, hehe, I love you too =)
Gah, well I don't have a way with words now; I can only say thank you!