That was very nice. However, in some places you switched between past and present tense a bit erratically. Very enjoyable story.
I'm sure I've read this lovely piece somewhere before...may be on asstr.org? I haven't been back there for quite a long time, but I still remember this because it stuck out as especially sweet and filled with beautiful imagery (though I must admit I had a pretty good idea of 'Ryan' identity right from the start!) It's nice, becoming re-acquainted with a wonderful piece like this...
Author's Response: *chuckle* that is exactly where it is...I have a rather large site over there, but i've been writing more fanfic as of late. I might eventually move all my stuff over here, so i can have all my writing in one central location:) But thanks!!!
What an unexpected treat this morning, Dryad! thank you. I wasn't even thinking about who Ryan might really be...but a lovely surprise at the end nonetheless. Thank you! --Meli
Author's Response: well, Ryan is both obvious and not obvious...I was hoping it would come across as a surprise at the end:). I'm really glad you enjoyed it!