Thanks! And YES, I love that second snippet, and for pretty much exactly the same reason. I feel like friendship doesn’t get enough credit in fic, and it’s so easy to overlook that a person’s friendships CAN be as close and as important as a romantic relationship. And it was really important for me to show that somehow. ^_^
And YES, I love fic archaeology. XD Looking back to see how things evolved and what they started from. I mean… just look at the sprawling monster that is FYFM. That started from a tumblr post about how random a tumblr blogger Grantaire would be. And now here we are, 19 chapter and 100K+ words later and we’re still not done. O_o;;; So, yeah. ^_^ I enjoy that.