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09 May 2006 @ 08:02 pm
Prison Break Fanfiction: Always, Chapter 6  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Lincoln/Michael (Slash, W.I.P.)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Solitary confinement and soul-searching.
Author’s Notes: Contains spoilers for Episodes 15, “By The Skin And The Teeth,” and Episode 17, “J-Cat.”

x-x-x-x-x Chapter 6: Contemplation x-x-x-x-x

So this was the SHU. Dank and smelly, a bricked-in box aimed at breaking a man down.

Coming here wasn’t part of the original agenda, but then going right down to the wire on the execution wasn’t supposed to happen either. Michael had continued on his mission to find a way out of Fox River after that. He had refocused his thoughts and formed new schemes, but luck had failed him again when parts of his tattoo were destroyed. Then, when confronted with the standoff between lying to Pope and implicating himself… Michael had just been too exhausted to rally in time.

God, what a day this had been. His shoulder was killing him and his mind was spinning…

“Michael?” Now the walls were speaking.

“Michael?” They sounded a lot like Lincoln.

“Michael!” It… oh. Lincoln was still in the SHU. His voice coming up out of the drain was not an illusion after all.

“Lincoln. I messed up,” Michael admitted, knowing it was an understatement that encompassed the entire last week.

“It’s okay,” Lincoln said, as if they were talking about something like burning dinner. “It is, Michael, really. You’ve been chasing the impossible for so long—it would take a miracle to be perfect on top of that.”

Michael’s eyes stung. He didn’t deserve understanding, not at a time like this. He had failed them both, and now they were shut away here from the rest of the prison, from any way to maneuver or create an escape.

The background of his mind turned over the picture of the tattoo, still trying to visualize the parts he needed then. His tired body would not swallow his determination and will—he would not let that happen for anything .

“I’ll figure something out,” he promised Lincoln hollowly. But he would. Even as the murky surroundings were stealing the will and intent from him by the minute, he would find a way or destroy himself trying.

…….

It was much too quiet in Michael’s cell. His brother had always been the type for silence and pondering, but when Michael became this introverted it never meant anything good.

“Michael, talk to me,” Lincoln pleaded. He’d been in the SHU before, he knew how to shut down and wait it out. But Michael… his brother was the sensitive one, so easily affected by his environment—whether that was people or the place. The SHU tried to silence your rebellion, to dull your anger into a slow, containable throb. Lincoln could understand Michael withdrawing, because the SHU did that. It pushed you into yourself.

What he was worried about, with unpleasant reminders from the past, was the possibility that once inside… Michael might not come back out.

“I know this is hard for you, but try to stay with me, please,” Lincoln went on. “God, Michael…I wish I knew what to say to make you feel better.” Distracting Michael had to be better than letting him slip away into one of those waking coma states. Whatever they were called. Funks, or fugues, or something like that. Michael had been hospitalized for one of those once.

“Mom used to tell us stories,” Lincoln offered. “When we were worried, or we’d had a bad day. I could… how about… let me just think.”

Lincoln fished around in his brain for fairytales and fables that were now mostly forgotten. “Once, there were two brothers, who lived with their mother in the forest. Their house was small, and the roof leaked, but it was just them and it was good. They made their living by… uh… building houses for other people, and they had chickens and a garden in the back. Then one day a prince—I mean, wizard—came by the house and saw how hard they worked and how little they had to show for it. And he took out some magic seeds—uh, pebbles—and he… he… scattered them in front of the doorway. And then…”

…….

It must be afternoon now, and Lincoln’s soothing voice had stopped maybe a few hours back.

Michael was tired. He’d fixated on the tattoo all day, trying to resurrect the missing pieces in his mind from what he remembered, what he could see. He’d never thought he would need that part of the tattoo, those tunnels that ran out from the Psych ward, but he’d had it done just to be safe. And now, now it had become absolutely and excruciatingly crucial. And if not for another goddamned pipe, this time the burning hot kind… he’d be in his cell, writing down the information he needed.

He sighed. Time to put that aside for awhile and see if he could come at it sideways later on. His thoughts turned to his new plan, to the changes in his approach he’d have to make. He was beyond just gaining access and setting things in motion. Now he was down to the harder aspects of deceiving and using people to force situations and knowledge he would need. He’d never wanted to have to resort to this, but he was out of options and they’d tempted Fate once already.

And one part of these changes in particular was going to test Lincoln’s trust in him now. Michael had better tell him before he heard it from someone else.

He lay on the floor, mouth near the grill, and began working toward breaking the news.

“Lincoln?” he whispered.

There was a slight scuffling noise. “Yeah?” his brother replied.

“Lincoln, I need to tell you something.”

“Sure. Go ahead.” As if it was the weather or a ballgame they might be discussing.

Michael took a deep breath, steadying himself to choose his words carefully. “All right,” he said. “This thing I have to tell you… I know you know part of it already, all the compromises and manipulations that have come into play in the last few months.”

“I know. And I know this hasn’t been easy for you. What you’ve had to be inside Fox River… that was never the person you were supposed to be.”

Michael pinched the bridge of his nose. Lincoln’s sympathy wasn’t making this any easier. “I’m trying to say that I’ve done things I’m not proud of. And also, at this stage I can promise… there will be more of them.”

“Don’t destroy who you are for me, Michael,” Lincoln protested. “I’ve spent my whole life making sure you’d be the man you wanted. Don’t give that dream up so easily.”

Michael huffed impatiently. “I appreciate that,” he said. “And I know you mean that in the best way possible. But that’s not where I’m going with this. I need you to just listen a moment and let me get to the end of it. Because it’s important.”

He concentrated on getting the words out. “So… here’s what I’m trying to say. Before… you know, before, I tried to get Sara to help us.” Michael rubbed his forehead with his hand. “I wanted her to consider the evidence Veronica had gathered, see if she could use it to persuade her father. And I don’t know what happened with that. But the thing is-- the part that matters-- is that that... might not be the end of it.”

“What do you mean?” Lincoln asked, his puzzlement evident in his tone.

“I mean, she likes me, and I might have to use that. Really use it, if you know what I mean. So if you hear of anything going on between us, between Sara and me… try not to take it to heart, if it comes to that.”

“Do you really want to do that to her?” Lincoln asked. Using people—and women in particular—was completely foreign to Michael’s nature.

“No,” Michael said softly. “But if I have to… I won’t hesitate. Just know that it’s not real, Okay?”

“Okay. But if you like her—I mean, really like her—that’s okay too.”

Now that was exactly the kind of thing that made Michael anxious. He couldn’t ignore those hints that Lincoln would give him up so easily, like this was just a temporary thing and they could move back like that into what they were before.

“Lincoln, that’s not going to happen. I mean it. My feelings for her would never be anything like the ones I have for you.”

“I—Michael… all I’m saying is, don’t give up on having a regular life because of me. I’m really not worth it.”

So you’ve been telling me, for as long as I can remember! And I still don’t agree with you, obviously.” Michael could feel the tension burning in the back of his neck, and he forced his fists to slowly unclench. Calm down. Breathe. “So now that we’ve covered all that… let’s just skip on over to the part where I tell you again that it isn’t going to happen, and we just leave it at that. Okay?”

“Okay,” Lincoln answered. Michael knew that placating tone all too well, but his was neither the time nor the place to dig open this particular discussion.

He rolled onto his back, stretching and shifting his legs, wiggling with adrenaline. He was all wound up now, nowhere near ready for heavy conversations or for memory tricks to conjure up the tattoo. This wasn’t helping anything.

He ran a hand over his stomach, well below his pounding heart. The rough push of his shirt against his skin gave him a new idea.

“Lincoln?”

“Yeah?”

“So, picture this… Say we were in a motel room right now—with a bed and sheets and everything. What would you do to me there on that bed? Where would you start?” Michael smoothed his voice out, made it teasing. “Tell me all the details, every taste and touch. And Lincoln? Make it good.”

Lincoln’s surprised chuckle echoed back to him, and the sound of it eased his mind. Michael settled in to enjoy it, freeing his mind and letting the words wash over him like sweet waters through a dry and dusty land.


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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on May 10th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
I like the way you have Michael break the latest Sara news to Lincoln and how Linc tries to make it easier for his more delicate brother, giving him an "out" for a more acceptable lifestyle if the plan doesn't work as they hope.
I had this planned before the whole "kissing Sara" episode occurred, partly because I could see where the show was headed, and this series tries to work closely within canon (except for the slashy sidestory that we just miraculously never see on TV).

Lincoln is always about trying to help Michael have the life that will make him happy-- and it is amazing how frequently Lincoln's notion of that life is one in which Michael should just pretend he doesn't exist anymore.

I'm getting that Dean/Sam vibe here too. "I'm proud of you. You should go off, do what you have to do" on the outside, and I'm weak for wanting him not to, and a good brother wouldn't want him to stay. The parallels between the sets of brothers are really striking in this area.

I can't wait for the next chapter...
I plan for it to be way sooner than the 10 or so weeks until this one came out. Stupid execution plotline. Way to kill my muse off!
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: big smile happy sarathelana on May 10th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
Argh, how mean, ending it right where the fun starts!

But yeah very lovely. Wait, is Lincoln's first attempt at storytelling supposed to crack me up? Because it sure did. Love Michael's exasperation with the whole "issue".

And yeah I totally cheated and read this one first, because, duh, SHU time!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on May 10th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Argh, how mean, ending it right where the fun starts!
It's not always about the p0rn, although sometimes it feels like it! :D

I had a hard enough time making it through these three chapters as it was. Those first two were deadly-- see how many episodes later I'm finally able to write them in? Gah.

Wait, is Lincoln's first attempt at storytelling supposed to crack me up? Because it sure did.
Yes, it is. ;) Because he means well, but in so many ways I think Lincoln has been "old" long before most children were, and that he really wasn't paying enough attention when most of those stories were going on. Probably forced himself to sit there while his mom talked and tried not to roll his eyes when she could see.

And yeah I totally cheated and read this one first, because, duh, SHU time!
And what does it say about the series right now when the SHU is really, really appealing as opposed to... the previous alternatives? I think Fox was trying to kill the fanfic writers in their tracks. :0
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Maz (or foxxy!): Cuffed Lincolntuesdaeschild on May 10th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
A new twist on phone-sex!

I think this has the potential to become a fascinating fic. Just enough hints to whet the appetite for brothercest and a story more or less running concurrent with canon!

Excellent thus far and I have no doubt it will get even better!

More! Please!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on May 10th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
A new twist on phone-sex!
It really is. ;) Gotta be better than staring at the walls all day, too.

I think this has the potential to become a fascinating fic. Just enough hints to whet the appetite for brothercest and a story more or less running concurrent with canon!
THIS series has been problematic, since there has been no real opportunity for alone time for the brothers in the last 10 episodes. But now that these horrific execution parts are out of the way, and with the escape coming, there is _opportunity_ which I fully plan to exploit.

The first series, "The Arrangement" (which this one follows), DOES get to the all-out sex and everything. If you haven't read that one already, please do! I think it will satisfy your brothercest needs. :D (boy, that sounds so pervy).

But damn, canon has made the timeline in this follow-on series really challenging. Thank goodness we're moving out of the "Isolation in the SHU" parts of the story. 'Cuz that is damn inconvenient. And their time together in the Visitation room, well-- I just can't honestly see anyone being in the mood for sex in those circumstances. If that were me, the panic roaring through the bloodstream and constantly suppressing the urge to throw up would really... kill the mood, to put it lightly.

More! Please!!
It's a-coming, now that I've broken through the blockade of those two execution episodes. And you might check out my LiveJournal homepage, which has TONS of Lincoln/Michael stuff (including two post-escape universes).

Love the username. :D
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Kimberley: PB2: by everlynlampshade_days on May 10th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Awww. Storyteller!Lincoln is adorable, if a bit bumbling.

Loved this. Even the big tease at the end there. ;)

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on May 10th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Awww. Storyteller!Lincoln is adorable, if a bit bumbling.
It's just so like him. Well-meaning, not quite getting there, stumble through it anway.

One of the things I find most fascinating about him, which I think I really nailed in the "Dialogues In Faith" story with Reverend Mailor, is his odd combination of terseness and rambling. It leads to all these choppy start-stop sentences that detour onto random ideas over and over, each phrase often 5-10 words long. So weird it's... realistic.

Loved this. Even the big tease at the end there. ;)
*sheepish grin* Sorry about that. I wrote all these 3 chapters at once, and it's hard to get to the p0rny place even in my own mind with this legacy of the days preceding this one.

However... I'm over that now. :D
michelle: Dominic and Wentworth 2certainthings on May 10th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Details! There needs to be details on that end bit.

Please?
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: big smile happy sarathelana on May 10th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
High Five!

Though maybe it would work better as a flashback or something.
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dawnstarrising: Welcome to the Darksidedawnstarrising on May 10th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! I've been waiting for the next chapter to this and you give us 3! Is it Christmas already?

So does Lincoln make it good?? *g*

Much love for theses as always.

Dawn xx
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on May 11th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Yay! I've been waiting for the next chapter to this and you give us 3! Is it Christmas already?
:D It was getting that FIRST chapter out that was so hard. Damn canon! Why did they have to go there? And after writing it for two Gen Lincoln pieces, it was really hard to come back and write about it again. So very depressing.

So does Lincoln make it good?? *g*
God, I hope so. I especially hope it has more build and momentum than the story he was trying to tell Michael. Because otherwise... "So, we're moving to the bed, and I'm kissing your mouth, your neck-- no, your ear-- and then we sit... um, lie... down and start rolling around and, uh..."

;)
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tyrical: PB_brotherstyrical on May 14th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
The brothers Scofield/Burrows oh how they deal with one another is so unlike and yet like them. Meaning each has an idea of what the other should want or does want and neither is correct in the assumtion.

Michael wants Lincoln.
Lincoln could want Michael.

And there in lies the rub. The two do not need each other in the same way. This chapter so shows that. Even now even after all this Lincoln is still willing to give Michael up.

I wonder is that the only way Lincoln knows how to show Michael he loves him? Is it because of his views of what should a brother be that he goes there? Does he still see Michael as the little boy he raised and gave up so much for? Or is it the fact that he feels that prison has so twisted things that Michael couldn't possible want him and the only reason this has happened now is because of this exceptional set of circumstances?

Oh, how the questions have started.

Thank you.
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brothers all the piecesthelana on May 14th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
I do think that Lincoln probably thinks that giving Michael up would be the unselfish thing to do. And he wants to be unselfish for Michael and proove his love that way. This whole "I know what is best for you, even though you might think otherwise" is a very parental thing to do and I don't think Lincoln is fully over that yet.

And if you look at the Burrows/Scofield brothers, it is something they do in canon. Whether it is Lincoln doing what he thinks was best for Michael, without bothering with Michael's consent or wishes, by giving him the fake insurance money. Or Michael going to jail without informing Lincoln's first (after all what Lincoln probably *wanted* was Michael to stay put and have a good life. Michael ignored that and decided on what he thought was best for them.)

Michael wants Lincoln.
Lincoln could want Michael.

And there in lies the rub. The two do not need each other in the same way. This chapter so shows that. Even now even after all this Lincoln is still willing to give Michael up.


I can't help but wonder if the situation isn't going to be reversed one day. The show is obviously pushing the Michael/Sara thing, and you can't help but wonder if one day, in canon, it is going to be Michael going off with Sara and Lincoln being the one who stays behind, vaguely unhappy with Veronica.
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NoraNora!angelrose493 on May 14th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
I liked this very much.

I love Michael's hesitation in telling Linc about Sara.

Storyteller Linc is the most adorable thing ever. And he got more than 2 words! That's why I love fics. They are brave enough to let Lincoln form sentences.

Love that little wink at the end :O)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on May 15th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I love Michael's hesitation in telling Linc about Sara.
What he has with Lincoln is so important to him that he doesn't want to mess it up by giving him the wrong impression. And knowing full well that rumors are going to leak out if they haven't already...

Storyteller Linc is the most adorable thing ever.
Hee! Well-meaning, but still-- a little vague on the execution. Which I love about him. :)

And he got more than 2 words! That's why I love fics. They are brave enough to let Lincoln form sentences.
I honestly am surprised at how much they've skimmed over his characterization. It makes it hard to understand Michael's motivations (other than the slashily obvious) when we don't really have a great sense of Lincoln as a person. It's one of the reasons I think I wind up writing him again and again-- he's so underwritten on the show.

Glad you enjoyed this. Thank you! :D
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Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on May 17th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
So much love for Lincoln's fairy tale! And for Michael trying to make the Sara situation clear! And for this Michael huffed impatiently. “I appreciate that,” he said. “And I know you mean that in the best way possible. But that’s not where I’m going with this because I can hear Micahel say it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on May 17th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
So much love for Lincoln's fairy tale!
In all its inept glory... ;)

And for Michael trying to make the Sara situation clear!
God, if nothing else I had to do this before canon stomped on my ability to continue this series! That idea came to me a few weeks back, and what a relief it was...

because I can hear Micahel say it!
Me too. :D Michael's being as polite as he can stand, but you can feel his frustration with Lincoln's continued derailing of this thing he's just trying to get out. Gah!
Da'mien: Michael Thinkdecayd_matter on June 27th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
thelana rec'd this fic for me and I'm glad I read it. < 3 Lincoln telling that story to Michael is just so adorable somehow. Good try Linc, but man you have to stop going from prince to wizard and magic beans to pebbles xD Make up your mind already, big brother. xD He's so cute.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on June 30th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
thelana rec'd this fic for me and I'm glad I read it. < 3
Thank you! Sorry for the delay on the response to this one. And my email ISP is in a mood today.

Lincoln telling that story to Michael is just so adorable somehow.
It's just so unfocused and so very Lincoln. It kills me when he gets like that, and eventually he undercuts his message with the fact that... what was the message again? The point of the story got lost in all the detours! Yet I'm sure it's very comforting to Michael all the same. ;)

Glad you liked this. Still more to come... (Must.Get.Off.Duff.)
Daea Nereem: Jedi Bootsnereem on August 20th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hi there.

Ive just read it all up to here so far (will go check that the story has been continued- if not- any links you can direct me to more of your work?)

I have started to watch Prison Break about a month a go. I missed most of the eps when it starred over here in England. I've watched most eps now on yourtube, due to the lack of episodes here and the dvd isn't released till mid September.

I like your begining to this "sordid" HOT affair :) I have to admit, i love the show and i am a big fan of slash and you've mixed the both perfectly for me to find the whole read enjoyable. I am a big fan of Michael's character (i adore clever, assertive, special characters such as Michael's) and his relationship with his brother.

I think im probably the only person who doesn't really like Sara's character (i find her a weak plot point in the story- shes a little too marysue ish (in the series) for me to like her) and haha doesn't mind V's. Though saying that, in the epsiodes i've reached so far, she's steadily becoming annoying and i've already picked up on a few loop holes- what the hell's and general teeth gnashing- but i'm still addicted.

I look forward to more of your writings.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Hi, nereem-- sorry for the late reply (back from vacation now).

I WILL be finishing this story (thanks for the prod-- I want to get back to it soon), and there is its predecessor, "The Arrangement" (you may have already read that). All my fics (and there are tons of Lincoln/Michael slash as well as Gen pieces for them and many other characters) are organized on my LJ homepage-- just click on my icon. Hope you like some of the others as well. :)

think im probably the only person who doesn't really like Sara's character (i find her a weak plot point in the story- shes a little too marysue ish (in the series) for me to like her) and haha doesn't mind V's.
The Sara camp is divided into Love and Hate now. Most of us liked her at the beginning-- strong female character, a little feisty, and she's picked a hard job and is not intimidated by the inmates. Awesome! And then the show's Powers That Be decided that she needed to pine for Michael, and to introduce that romantic teaser as a subplot. So there are the Michael/Sara worshippers who love her (although many of the fanfic writers there still give her more spine than the show's writers), and the others (many Lincoln/Michael 'shippers) who don't-- and are fairly pissed off that a potentially good female character has been relegated to the role of Harlequin Romance heroine, waiting for a man to rescue her. Ugh.

The central relationship in the show, regardless of any romantic pairings, is the two brothers. And if the show's not going to make use of them, the rest of us will! :D
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
I loved Lincoln willing to sacrifice his piece of happiness for Michael and I love the way Michael refused to give up on him. Wonderful.
That seems to be their dynamic again and again. Each one sacrifices for the other, and both are too stubborn to put their own happiness first (at least now, at this stage in their lives).

Glad you liked that ending. :) There's only so much 'sexy' that can really be on Michael's mind at this point, considering what's waiting in Lincoln's future if Michael doesn't pull of a (currently unknown) miracle.
(Anonymous) on August 31st, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Now that I've caught up, I just wanted to say that the depth and emotion that you've written this with is just mind blowing. Honestly. Not only is it terribly sexy, but it's funny, sad, and just everything on the spectrum. I love that there is a torture between Linc and Michael and that they're actually aware of the consequences of their actions. To have that much detail is just so friggin awesome that I'm running out of adjectives to say how great it is. Being a writer (not enough time to do fanfic due to school), I just keep kicking myself thinking "damn, I wish I wrote this" and that doesn't happen to me often. So, I must say I'm stoked to see more.

Since I don't have an LJ, I'll just leave you with my Fictionpress/Fanfiction profile: http://www.fictionpress.com/~angelfeather Thanks for such a great, quality fic.

-angelfeather

PS I love your T-Bag and Sucre voices, they crack me up.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on August 31st, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that the depth and emotion that you've written this with is just mind blowing. Honestly. Not only is it terribly sexy, but it's funny, sad, and just everything on the spectrum.
Oh, this is such wonderful feedback. Absolutely makes my day, and makes the writing SO worthwhile. :)

Thanks for the ff.net profile. Most of my stories have NOT been posted there (Gen doesn't get much attention at all, and I'm not going to put the heavy-duty slash stuff there due to the huge number of underage readers). But I do try to migrate stuff over as time goes on. :)

PS I love your T-Bag and Sucre voices, they crack me up.
Thank you! I had such fun with them in this new series. Sucre is more fun in fanfic than he is on the show, which is kind of criminal. He's not written that often, but he has great comic potential and he feels things very deeply. And T-Bag... so irresistible to write dialogue for him. :D

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such lovely and detailed feedback. It means a lot to me. :)