What can I say? It was really adorable. I set aside all of my cynical naggings and just enjoyed the story. The inspiration picture is beautiful (though I have objections because of issues with physiological wing placement and such) and the way it was incorporated into the story, although oblique, did have a certain charm.The writing was a little obvious at times (I'm trying still to find a more formal way of saying "square") but I think it ultimately suited the story.Overall, it was adorable, beautiful, and just filled with that amazing sense of transcendent hope that the cynic in me insists I don't believe in (meh, but I am, after all, a closet romantic, aren't I?). This story certainly brought a smile to my face.