What-ifs are great fun. What-ifs written by authors with an accurate grasp of everything that makes their characters tick, along with a deft hand that changes what would be most interesting to change, are amazing, as evidenced above! Was lovely to get your analysis of what made the difference here.
It's kind of you to thank us for reading, but it was a great pleasure to read, especially since you updated so often. My days won't be the same in the meantime.