Duel For You, Ben Davidson


The Author of this story would like to extend his deeply immense gratitude to those who have contributed very valuable information in the form of insight, personal experiences, and historical accuracy info to the following persons, places, and things that were influential in varying degrees to this fairly momentous story project:

- Pansyphoenix – For her wonderful and dedicated insight into the love live of Felicity and Ben, as well as her most valued advice on making the story plot a lot nicer

- MackenzieW – For giving some general but much valuable insight as to the aspects of love lives in the colonies, especially to Felicity and Ben

- Valerie Tripp and the Felicity series books, with which the character Felicity Merriman and others were based directly on, as well as the events in relation to the life of Felicity the American Girl

- Elizabeth McDavid Jones and the three American Girl mystery novels written about Felicity the American Girl, from which some information was directly derived

- Joss Whedon and the Firefly TV Series, with which a masculine side of this story was influential in the formation of the story plot, and to the scriptwriter for the Firefly TV Series episode Shindig, Jane Espenson, from which the entire story is heavily based on

- The 2004 version of the Bloom movie, with which much of the scenes were the inspiration behind the toned-down sensual fluff featured in this story

- The CUA Counselor, Mr. John Chamberlain, for which much of the insight about romance discussed during a majority of the scientifically informational and insightful counseling sessions on dealing with infatuations with young ladies played a major part in the fairly realistic formation of Felicity and Ben's romantic relationship back in the fall 2009 semester (The Counseling Center was located in O'Boyle Hall in CUA, where Mr. Chamberlain worked.)

Give 'em a whoppin' hand, Ladies and Gents. They wholly deserve it.

Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, …

"These things don't just happen. They take time, and they take planning."

- Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

(An excerpt from an oft-recited formal welcome-n-gratitude speech that is said whenever the National Shrine celebrates a momentous occasion or whenever a Roman Catholic bishop is present and officiating Mass)

A/N: The number of "Clap" words total to eighteen, in relation to the number of chapters in this story (which total to eighteen).