Wow - oh - Wow!!!! I'm sorry I'm a little late reading this, but between the holidays and then I've been laid up the last few days with the flu, this is my first day of reading in four days. That said:
THIS WAS THE WORK OF PURE GENIUSNESS!!! I really marvel at the way you tied everything together. Did you know this going into the story from the beginning? I still can't bellieve it!! I don't easily get dumbfounded when reading, but this did that to me.
As long as everybody was getting revelations as to their ancestors, I think it would have been fun to have something listed about Abraham's father. His name, and that he ditched Lindsay, instead of marrying her.
[And this is just my evil mind here] - How very, very funny it would have been to have, as Michael noted, that he was an underbutler, that he was let go from the mansion due to his disrespect and laziness. [laughing heartily here] I know I'm cruel when it comes to Michael and Lindsay, but to me, they are just too easy to dislike. That would have put some humor into it. But alas, nope - no humor:
Instead you made me cry.
Terrific, terrific story. Will we see you at Valentin's Day?
HUGE HUGS ~ Cathy
Oh WOW!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of your kind emcourging words. It means the world to me you think so highly of my work in general and this story in particular. I'm truly humbled and utterly overwhelmed by your thoughtful insightful feedback. At the risk of sounding a bit corny I will say that these kind of comments are the wind beneth my wings and for that I'm truly gratefull.
And to answer your question as for the premise of this one shot- I had a general idea about where I wanted this story to go, ESP siince I'm a sucker for the 'upstairs/downstairs' part of history myself, and an avid QaF and B/J fan as well as a of the art and culture 'geek' I thought it would be interesting to explore the past and presnt. Since I often use visual images as inspiration in my writing I thought it would be fun to ask my friend Google to help me match the faces to the characters (those miniatures are from the Smithsonion's website btw) and the rest just flew from there.
Thank you for your honest opinion about Michael and Lindsay :) Awww I'm touched to know I made you cry and that it's the first story you read after recovering from the flu.
And hmm...who knows? If this story decides to continue well into V day you'd deinitelly read it here :) If not then there will be a new B/J story in some capasity
Thanks again for your profound encouging feedback