This is sweet! And yes, I do know who they are. *sadface*
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you like it! Yeah. A surprising number of people recognized what was going on. I'm glad!
Richie takes Center Stage here, and is caught in the quickening that will eventually reconnect him with Duncan.
Quickenings are seen, but not described in canon and this is a powerful depiction.
Author's Response: ::pleased:: Thank you! I\'m glad you liked it so much, Mehri. This is the one where I\'ve been wanting to write an AU for years now, where Carter\'s quickening drives Richie to Haresh. The trick, I think, would be not getting Rich killed... Anyway, sorry, short form is thank you, ma\'am, for the lovely feedback!