Here via Calufrax. I love how Jo shone through so clearly in this story, even though she's "offscreen." A beautifully crafted character study.
Excellent! I love the idea of Jo having something to do with Mike's redemption. I would never have thought of that, but it makes complete sense.
And I love the image of a deer twined with flowers, that's a perfect representation of Jo.
I also like that Jo was making such a change in Mike's life, and probably didn't even know it. She was just being her bright, happy, friendly self, enthusiastic and joyful. Never guessing what that would mean to him.
Really cute :D I always felt sorry for Mike, he should have got with Jo, not Cliff...
Mike pining after Jo, aww... He and the Doctor both got a bit of a shock when she took off with Cliff that way. Love the tie-in on the Buddhist guys and his ending up with them, nicely done.
Author's Response: Thank you! I like to think of Jo doing the early environmentalist thing with Cliff. But poor Mike, he really doesn\'t get a break through that whole arc.
That's just lovely. Aw. I'm glad you posted it here.
Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you liked it. They\'re darlings, those two.