Remembering what you said before about how as an author it amused you (paraphrasing) that most of us starting off hating Viktor, then turning into 'no! protect Viktor!', makes me wonder about how you feel about our comments now over Viktor and whether or not they should even be together. Absolutely wonderful (heart stabbing) chapter :___o
I’ll admit, the reaction to this chapter was not entirely what I was expecting. Not in a bad way at all! But I’ve pretty much spent chapters 10-12 dealing with people being horrible to Yuuri, saying he’s overreacting or stupid or awful to Viktor and that Viktor needs to be protected (which he does but so does Yuuri). So when I was writing this chapter I was 100% ready to fight anyone who said Yuuri was in the wrong here and that he shouldn’t have walked away or that he overreacted or anything like that because what happened to him in chapter 13 was really really awful and I will defend his decision to get some space and time to clear his head to the death. So I was so caught up in preparing to deal with Yuuri haters (of which there have been a few but definitely in the minority) that it completely blindsided me to all the Viktor hate that suddenly happened. Which is really interesting as a writer to read and obviously I’m writing these two as flawed characters so getting emotional reactions from people is a good thing but now I’m getting protective over Viktor again and will probably finally break my ‘I’m not telling any of you what Viktor is thinking rule’ to explain why he did what he did because he is hurting too!