@bright I am stuck in a mental loop that goes "Poor Vierce, poor Vierce, poor Vierce..." then "dammit Vierce you stupid... poor Elara, poor Elara, poor Elara"
This absolutely. There is going to be major pain to go all around once Vierce sorts out what happened.
And Kabe--wow. As an AU that's amazing, even if your character has a short lifespan. Really well done, I loved it.