For my Cheshire...
First off, the story was awesome. Truly. Though, it's to be expected from you. I may be biased, but you have always been an amazing writer. I love the character development Immortal goes through, seeing things through her eyes. There is no greater gift than to have a character based off of you. At least, not to me. You have given me something special everytime you write her into your stories. And I loved the bit about her and Tom staying up super late to spot something in a favorite television show. It reminded me of when we did that, I am pretty sure I had the same smile Immortal did when recalling the memory. Heh, fun times.
Second, I miss you immensely. You're one of my best friends and we haven't spoken properly for months. I miss your humor and your laugh and the way you make me smile. I just miss you. Six years, six years of friendship, and romance of coruse, but we were friends first and foremost. And I hope that never, ever changes. Where would Alice be without her Cheshire? It's like the Doctor without the TARDIS, it's just not right. I miss our inside jokes and the way we can talk for hours on end without it ever being boring. The comfortable silences, the way we know what the other is thinking. You don't often get connections like this, friendships that last. You're never far from my thoughts.
Third, pretty simple, I love you. In all the years, through all our ups and downs, that single fact has never changed. Sure, it may not be the same kind of love that it may have been at other times, things are always shifting and changing between us. But you have meant more to me than most people. You are one of the few I have always loved, regardless of the situation. I may have said at certain times that I hated you, but really, I have never once stopped loving you. I couldn't see my life without you in it. You're one of my few constants, one of the few people who have always been there. And I can only hope you'll continue to always be there, as I will be there for you. You're my best fiend, my confidant, my shoulder to cry on. You're the one person I can rely on to always be there to make me smile, to wipe the tears I may cry, to tell me if I am being the stupidest motherfucker in the world. You tell it to me straight, even if you know it will hurt, because you know I need to hear it. And I may not always agree with you at the time, but I always know you're just trying to look out for me. And I appriciate that more than I can really say.
So, my Cheshire, my Bill, my Dan (NiteOwl), my Matthew, know that I miss you. And I love you. And I hate that we've gone so long without really talking. Messages here and texting are well and good, but talking, hearing your voice, that's something that really counts. You're amazing, never forget that. And you mean the world to me. Never forget that, either.
It's odd...that I seem to be better at expressing my thoughts in my writing than in any comments here...alas, this time is no different. But what is there to say that you haven't heard me say a million times before (If only you'd believe me when I tell you you're beautiful...tsk tsk). I love you with all that I am and more, and no matter what, I shall always be by your side.
...And you didn't need to remind me who NiteOwl was, Laurie. :P
I loved working on this one. For Dawn. :]
I got my Cheshire's Christmas present today. And, it was awesome. He got me a Lord of the Rings parody by The Harvard Lampoon, Bored of the Rings, so that should be fun to read. My mother might enjoy that one as well. He also got me a Doctor Who mug. The TARDIS disappears from one place and appears in another when hot. I love it. I think it might be time to put that mug to use and have some of my Starbucks hot chocolate. So, thank you Matthew! I really love the gifts.