Another year gone round again, so quick for the both of us. My last chance to wish my beloved a Happy Birthday while I'm still in my 30s, ha ha!
It amuses me that it took so long to think of writing a story about t'DoL's birthday as being a great way to observe it. Perhaps because it wasn't really an option until after 'Delarun' was finished, and that didn't happen until October of 2012.
Anyway, it's fitting, because it's a way of expressing my delight that might be a little less embarrassing for him--getting to spend more time with Hu-Hov, Hened, Tarlah, and Giria, all of whom I'd never have 'met' if it weren't for The Defender.
So Happy Birthday and thank you, beloved! For yourself--and all those wonderful friends of yours I've gotten to delight in over the last 21+ years, because of you.
(The short story 'Happy Birthday, Defender' is now linked from my Portal Page.)