This fic, more than any other I've ever worked on, has been an incredible labor of love. I conceived of the idea of this fic over six months ago, and began writing it just about four months ago. At over 8800 words, it is also among the longest fics I've ever embarked upon.
I am not ready to publish the story yet. It still must be beta'ed, and before that it must undergo my own rigorous editing process. However, I'm anxious to release this story to the masses. Some will love it and some will hate it, but I will remain immeasurably proud of it.