I love your writing- I have no idea who or what Soren is except that he is figuring in yours and Spiced's stories so it would be nice to have a summary at the start maybe, but your writing is always delicious- so sensual. I am always there, in the story- you have the best sense of Place of any writer I know.
Author's Response: Aww, thank you, ziggy. Sören is Verhalen's OC, who Spiced and I are borrowing; we've somehow accidentally ended up writing in a shared multiverse, which Verhalen has said he will put together a guide to. Verhalen has written a lot of Star Wars fic, but started writing Chains of Eternity (https://archiveofourown.org/works/18070109/chapters/42709418) as a gift for Spiced for Fandom Trumps Hate; it's a sequel to his modern AU Star Wars story which focusses on Sören/Dooku. Vanimórë and Maglor both have a significant role, and you don't need to be familiar with either Star Wars or the previous story to get what's going on. (Claire also gets a mention, further in.)
Since Verhalen started posting that fic, we've all been borrowing each others' characters and putting them into various what-if scenarios; at some point I'm hoping to write some sequels to Spiced's Burnt Offerings, focussed around Tindómion in 19th century London, and I'm also working on a longer fic in which Claire encounters Sören, Maglor and Van in succession. Spiced has written a fair few one shots, and Verhalen has multiple series currently on the go featuring different versions of the same characters. (It sounds more confusing than it actually is...anyway, it's a lot of fun!)
Aww, poor Claire, Justin is a shit in every universe.
This was so lovely, so beautifully written, so sweet, and yes, they needed to get away from Claire’s accident and away. Away to St, Andrews and everything that waits there.
No idea who the mysterious benefactors might be ;)
Author's Response: Justin really is a shit. I'm so glad you enjoyed it - they do need to get away, and we know who hangs out in The Central, and has plenty of trauma of his own to deal with ;) as for the mysterious benefactors, yeah, no prizes there :P