Read this in Ocean Vu 2, but never got round to sending fb, so now I've had to read it all over again...terrible hardship ;). Excellent fic. I liked how Rodney found out about John's desire- it was a more pleasant moment in amongst all the painful ones. It was such a shock to see how Rodney returned and how John completely failed to deal with things. I want to be angry with John for leaving Rodney hanging like that, hampering his recovery, but find that I can't really. Apart from the fact that he had no idea that his avoidance of Rodney was slowing his recovery until Carson said so, it's not as if he didn't have his own issues to deal with- the guilt, the fear that they hadn't really got Rodney back, the confusing dreams and the fact that there was his newly revealed feelings still hanging unanswered between them. It was a relief to see Carson get through to John and, in turn, John get through to Rodney and it was also a relief to find hat Rodney returned John's feelings. Very hot and satisfying ending. They certainly went through a lot to get to that point, so I'm glad it worked out so well :). Laura.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the story enough to read it again! It went through a lot of changes while I was writing it, so I'm really happy to hear that the character's reactions came across so well. Thank you!
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