First, many thanks to the mods at startrekbigbang for all their amazing work.
starsandgraces sent me the mix for this story about a month ago and I've been listening to it nonstop since then. Never, when I signed up for this, did I think that an actual song would be written. I'm honored and humbled, and when I think of the opening sequence of That Which Remains I'll always have Ano's theme in my head. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
affectingly, omg, thank you for making me a part of your process, and having such fantastic and fun ideas that suited the story so well.
So many thanks to ali_wildgoose, who brainstormed the idea with me and was a fantastic beta all around, including providing key technical assistance from her other life as a filmmaker. kitsune13 and lillijulianne were other sets of eyes on the story as a whole, and rawles and kittyjimjams helped with early chapters.
Thanks to everyone at jim_and_bones for the massive, massive encouragement, especially the word wars and just the general chatter, and reassuring me that yes, people do still read stories with happy endings. I'd gush more about the place, but really you should just join and find out for yourself.
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