It was only 2k words, and I skimmed through the first bit not expecting much, but it still almost brought a tear to my eye. Ok, hold up, let me go find a comedy to recover...
Anonymous review from the Comments section
Somewhat shorter than the author's later works, but utterly heartbreaking nonetheless.
Comment by Coppelia Martyrdom
The idea behind this fic is excellent, I have to give props to the author for writing canon characters truly aged, and the events behind the writing are given to the reader in an unexpected series of twists. Very creative and very heart-wrenching, but has a happy ending.