I really like your depiction of Klaus's sexuality in this fic. He's always struck me as asexual in canon, and it's good to read a story that follows through on that idea. I especially liked the backstory in the first chapter with Leni; that rang very true to me.
I LOVED this. And I really appreciate the way you handled Klaus's sexuality; it's probably the best aesexual!Klaus I've ever read.
Date: 14/03/2010 06:43 | Title: Epilogue
That was wonderful - very fun and easy to read. It took me as long to read as it did for you to write! *L*
Date: 13/03/2010 07:32 | Title: Chapter 1
Nicely done! I'm still a bit curious about the cause/meaning of Klaus' low sex drive. Anyway, thanks for the wonderful, long, plotty, romantic fic :)
what a wonderful story! I haven't read the rest yet but I can tell it's excellent! I love secretly romantic!Klaus, and you have him spot on here.
A question: I don't understand what a vase of Aloe is for--or what it is exactly for that matter. Is this some sort of national custom? I am assuming you are American from your spelling and usage ('gotten') but of course I may be wrong. Just curious!
You're right, I live in America. Around where I grew up, people were always given aloe plants at funerals and kept them in memory of the deceased. I hadn't thought to question how widespread the custom was. In the story, I just used it as a gesture of sympathy. No deeper meaning than that. Sorry, I probably should have elaborated a little more.
And thanks! I'm happy you're enjoying it so far.
Hee! Even the cook speaks Russian!
I couldn't help myself once that happened the first time. It made me laugh every time a situation came up where it could happen.
Oh, there is more! I thought chapter 12 was the last so far.
Yay, real sex! And of course poor Klaus would have trouble after waiting so long. I totally believe that he would need them both to be scrupulously clean. Also, I'm glad that he broke down enough to talk mushy. Don't want to waste the one lesson your experience taught you, Major.
Well done! Dare we hope for more?
The characterization is excellent, and I feel Dorian's frustration that Klaus is so unresponsive! Poor dears, both of them. Much as I love the many fics that just find some excuse to make Klaus cave so that we can get them both naked, this is so much more realistic.
Thank you for sharing this with us!
Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I think you caught me while I was still adding chapters, it took me forever to do last night since I was re-reading through everything at the same time.
I was pretty careful about the characterization. I had just read a huge chunk of the original series before I wrote it, so I had a pretty firm idea of what seemed "right" in my head. That was one of the reasons the last half goes on forever, because I just could not help myself when it came to the conversations.