Pairing: Ruby Quarles, Elias McCoy
Disclaimer: The characters contained in this story are the products of my imagination; as such, I retain all right to and ownership of them.
Summary: Welcome to the story of how Elias McCoy and Ruby Quarles met, and grew to became the characters we know.
Notes: Two things I realized I forgot in my not-short notes from Monday: First, I wanted to thank justlook3 for making my fantastic Ruby and Elias icon (it’s one of three she did for me, bless her). I love it—I love all of them—and I just wanted to thank her again. Second, I realized I never really put a time frame on this story. Roughly speaking, I’ve been operating off the idea that it starts ten years before “And So Things Go.”
Thank you to ginamak for acting as a sympathetic listener and excellent sounding board as I frantically penned this tale (and for enabling my Elias McCoy love), and for providing the first crack at beta of it when it was done. Huge thanks, as well, to earlgreytea68 and chicklet73 for their beta work, especially given how utterly insane their lives have been this past month.
FACEPALM. I forgot to thank the very generous, very kind soul who anonymously paid for another year of full LJ membership for the fic journal. Your gift is truly appreciated. *hugs*
( How Things Began, Chapter 2 )