This is a very interesting story; I found it very touching and I thought it shed a lot of light on what could be. I like the premise of the bond shared between them; it's a concept I like to play with on a much stranger scale. I do have one problem with the story though--the formatting is all screwed up at the end, and that made it hard to read. It was pretty schweet though. Good job!
I fixed the formatting; it's not perfect by a long shot, but I really don't know what else to do to make the lines fill the screen like they do in my own files. sigh I tried everything I could think of ... but I think it's at least more readable now.
Anyway, glad you enjoyed it; although it's pretty much my earliest fic, it's the one I had the most fun writing/researching. That, and deciding which eras of history to choose; I would've loved to include the French Revolution, Jacobite uprisings, the Civil War and/or WW I ... I wasn't in the habit of writing on a more epic scale back then. :)