Thank you so much, as always, for reading and commenting! Always a joy! Wow, thank you, what a compliment! I really appreciate that! I have to say I really enjoyed writing this wedding ceremony for these two—it was really kind of a self-indulgence experience, in its way, and all the more so since I’ve been wanting to write their wedding scene for a long time. So I’m extra delighted that you enjoyed it—thanks so much again! (blushes muchly) Why, thank you so much! EXACTLY THIS—this wias a tough chapter to write, and that is exactly why. The importance of the milestone, combined with the fact that I’ve been wanting to write this particular milestone for so long! But there was no time like the present, especially with @Raissa Baiard ’s excellent Milestones challenge. Every milestone—or pretty close to every—has its bittersweet side, I figured! I know it took a bit for me to get my head around leaving my childhood room; marriage really is a big life change that affects all areas of your everyday life, and gives one a lot to get used to. It’s one I knew I wanted to highlight in this scene, since I figured Shulma would be attached to her cozy little attic room—and I’ve been attached to it, too, in the course of writing stories about her. Awww! Well, right back! Thanks so much! Thanks! I admit I had been a bit concerned about this part—would it mar the grand ceremonial atmosphere to have him slip up in a Zebbish sort of way like this? So I’m glad you felt it worked! Oh, well, shucks, thank you. Just process-wise, the entire scene worked out to be an interesting combination of “ogoshihavetogetthisjustexactlyright” and complete, unabashed self-indulgence! I am so glad you enjoyed it—and I know I’m saying that a lot, but I mean it, every time. Aw, I’m so glad you liked this! Because this was one of those parts I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to get just right, and I went back and forth a good bit about whether to have Shulma doing the chanting herself or not (I know I’d have been a complete ball of nerves if I’d tried to do any such thing at my wedding). So, thank you, once again! <3 Thanks so much—that common service to Lasan and the Ashla indeed one of the central properties of this couple as I imagine them, and was one of the big themes in “Light of Lasan.” I wanted to get it across here, too, without repeating myself too much—so I am glad that came off! Thanks again—he really is a grounding, strengthening, and comforting force to her in so many ways, or at least that is how I have always imagined things. <3 Well, shucks, and all positive adjectives right back atcha! Aw, well, thanks again! It makes me so happy that you enjoyed it so much—really, it does—and I really and truly enjoyed finally “getting it down on paper” (!), too! As always, your support for these stories mine means the world and makes my day, every single time. Thank you, and I mean that. All right, last chapter incoming shortly, featuring a big fat Lasat wedding feast! Thank you all once again!