This is a foray into the unfamiliar, so I'm not really sure what to classify this one-shot as. A semi-poetic period piece perhaps? I started writing this a month and a half ago but couldn't finish it for crying. Several times I thought about going back to it, but wasn't in the mood for tears. This week, life has set the scene, so I decided to complete it. Because I've received several good-natured shamings for inspiring work-time tears, I'll offer a warning: If you're somewhere where such displays of emotion are undesirable, you might want to save this read for later.
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9/28/15 - Removed for revisions. Updated version coming soon.