As I told Rosey when she sent me the beta on part two, Ogre definitely approved of the way she wrote Marie Lupin. We figured all along that Marie and Jessica would get along great, and now that's "official".
Gentle reader, if you think you've seen any other version of this particular romance before, please forget all about it immediately. Thank you.
This was a big part of what brought this story about.
When Rosey wrote "Version 1" of Conchita's future life, there were several things that made me go "Yipe. This is a lot of bad stuff happening to one of the nicest characters in the cast". But they were, after all, her characters
So when she said she wanted to remake some of that stuff, I certainly didn't say no. A combination of it being her characters, and it being stuff that still "hasn't happened yet" as far as 8932 continuity is concerned, meant that I was all for it, especially as she had some other non-romance ideas for making Conchita a better character.
And then one last thing, she asked, since she didn't feel right about putting these OC-heavy stories on fan fic sites like FFN and AO3, would I mind hosting them on the Ectozone? Hell no!
Along with that, mention of the previous version has been quietly eliminated from the GBI Timeline
and Kylie and Eduardo's pages in the the GBNY biographies
. We'll all see what "really" happened now together.