I'm really impressed with your story, especially if this really was your first try at writing a fan fiction. Your story is the kind of intelligent writing that we should have been getting from the VL writers but didn't. You've filled in a lot of details that should have been covered in their story and I can really appreciate that. Thank you for writing this. I hope you write some more. You definitely have the talent.
Thank you for the kind words, JeriLA. Your appraisal means a lot. This was indeed my first attempt at writing a fan fiction. I hadn't even planned to post it, but a couple of friends encouraged me to do it. I might eventually consider writing a sequel to this story, but I'd have to come up with some kind of plot to carry it forward. I don't consider myself a particularly imaginative person. Anyway, I'm happy you like this one.
I never looked at Olli and Christian like this, but what you had to say about their personalities makes a lot of sense when I think back over their story. How did you come up with all this?
As it happens, industrial psychology was my profession for many years, and assessment is what I did. But, I don't think multiple degrees in psychology would be required to pick up on these characteristics in Olli and Christian. The VL writers seemed to give us a lot of inconsistencies in behaviors and attitudes when the guys were broken up, and of course what I wrote about both of them is an oversimplication because human nature is much more complex than this. I felt that with such limited time the counselor would focus on the most prominent and relevant traits that were getting in the way of their having a fulfilling marriage. I also didn't want the story to turn into an extended "Dr. Phil" episode.
Wow! THAT was certainly steamy enough. I figured from your pen name that you must be male, but I'm guessing that you must also be another gay male to be able to write a sex scene like that. It'll be interesting to get the perspective of another gay man writing a story like this. I've read several Chrolli stories on this site that included sex and the romantic parts were very sweet, but your take seems more realistic, at least from my experience as a gay man.
Your experience mirrors mine, JeriLA. Plus, I don't think I'd be very good at writing a sex scene with a lot of romantic talk or even thoughts along that line. I was kind of hesitant to write something so graphic in the first place, so the sex scenes were the most difficult for me to write. I'm glad you felt this one was realistic because that's what I was going for.
I'm glad you're covering this part about the importance of getting tested. You're right that VL should have done that as well.
Great work.Iam absolutely thrilled.thanks.
You're welcome, klaudiua. And, thank you for the kind praise.
Hit hard! More I read, more I like this story.
Thank you, philos68. I'm glad you're enjoying it.