Author's note:

This is the most fun I've ever had writing a fan fiction piece. I hope you enjoyed it a quarter as much as I did. Because I didn't want it to end, I started a sequel. It's called "All That Glitters," and you'll find it here on my FF account. Note: "All That Glitters" is not quite so happy as this, but there is certainly plenty of fluff to be found. Thank you for reading and reviewing. I greatly appreciate it.

-fennecfawkes, 16 January 2012

These were the songs and shows that spurred me on while writing this story:

Sanders Bohlke, "The Weight of Us"

Balthrop, Alabama, "Love to Love You"

Magnetic Fields, "The Book of Love"

The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive"

U2, "All I Want is You"

Ben Folds and Regina Spektor, "You Don't Know Me"

Coldplay, "Til Kingdom Come"

Mika, "We Are Golden"

Simon & Garfunkel, "The Boxer"

Lagwagon, "May 16"

Greg Laswell, "Sweet Dream"

The Free Design, "Love You"

The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying company, "Brotherhood of Man"

Noah and the Whale, "5 Years Time"

Season one of The Vampire Diaries

Top Gear reruns

And, perhaps shamefully, Katy Perry, "Not Like the Movies"