tip: buffy gen teen AND "no archive warnings apply"
This? This is exquisite. You've got him, everything I love about him, and Polly is SO herself, and I love all the references to the rest of the L'Engleverse, and of course it's like Charles Wallace was, and I cannot be coherent, but I love this SO MUCH. You've done such a fantastic job of evoking the kind of setting that just feels incredibly right. Everything feels right with this. Thank you so much -- what a great gift!