Please don't ask me why it has taken me so long to find your stories, Baby, but I'm truly glad I have now! This was beautifully done, well thought out and lyrically realized. I must not understand the concept of AU though because this read, to me, as a logical continuation of SR, in The Boys' regular universe, nothing other-worldly about it. Guess I need to do more reading in AU <g> I loved the way you described Starsky's waking up each time, memoryless, and Hutch's anguish over it. This is a story I'll read many times. Thank you so much! Pat
Oh, I'm so very happy you consider it re-readable! You've totally made my day *happy dances* I'm doubly chuffed that you consider it canon-compatible; I did try my best to make it so, although the touch of the unexplained and assumptions of events not in evidence, as it were, compelled me to give it an AU tag :)
Many thanks for your lovely feedback!
That was really lovely. I love the structure you chose -- Starsky's ascent from unconsciousness juxtaposed with the clinical medical facts about his condition -- very nice, heart-wrenching, and completely believable. I could really feel Starsky's pain and confusion, and poor Hutch's pain and exhaustion.
Yay, I'm delighted that you found the story plausible and that the structure worked. Thank you so much for reading and commenting :)
I lked this a lot - the replaying of Starsky's gradual waking and Hutch's different attitudes, and how it all does end happily for them because it would have been so easy for a tragic end to the events of SR. A nice read.
I'm very happy you enjoyed it! I have to say, the "replaying" was harder to write than I expected (after endless re-reads and edits, keeping track of what the reader knew but Starsky didn't at any given moment in the story was making me batty) so I'm truly relieved to know it worked for you. Thanks so much, Dale :)