Love it! I had just done a meme which randomly generated Ryan/River or something, and as soon as I discovered I needed that sort of thing in my life, a friend pointed me toward this. YAY. Thank you for sharing. That was the whole point of this anecdote, really. And that I loved the story, and it was beautiful and subtle and I love how you used River to illuminate the characters of all the boys. And especially Spencer.
Author's Response: Aw, yay!! This, as you might imagine, is not widely read. Nice to hear it made someone's day brighter.