This is such a gorgeous story. I love how slowly you develop the relationship between Jon and Mikey, and all the wistfulness that permeates the story. I love the ending, especially Mikey's last line. Just- this is the kind of story you come back to because it makes you melt inside every time, I think. I guess I'll find out, I have to go re-read it now. Thank you for writing such an awesome story!
I think this is the poly story I've been wanting to read ever since I entered bandom and encountered all of the happily-ever-after gsf stories. I have been witness to several real life poly relationships, and they are messy and complicated and full of drama and pain (and love too, to be sure.) This story made all of that real, and broke my heart before putting it back together. I *ached* for Jon. Jon and Mikey's developing friendship and relationship was perfectly, wonderfully slow and wary. Thank you for sharing this.
Author's Response: Well, to be fair, I've written one of those happily-ever-after GSF's, but I'm glad that this hit a different spot for you, one you needed. Thank you so much for this thoughtful review, it's awesome.
I loved this. I've read it 4 times now, and it has just the right amount of angst and h/c-ness. You make me want to read more left out Jon stories.
Author's Response: There probably are more, given his late joining. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I'm sure they're out there. Thanks!