Gubby! This is fantastic!
Because I am astonishingly obtuse, I'm unsure of whether or not Teddy and Victoire poisoned Dominique - you said you were inspired by Jenny's Spectrum Sings, and Dom & Ted poisoned Victoire in that one.
But yeah. This was just amazing. I can't write second person for beans, so seeing it so well-done here was fully gratifying to know that there is still hope for the second person fics, with you and Kay. :) Poor Teddy. He seems so totally empty after Dominique's death - that Victoire does not regret it but he does, quite obviously.
The chrysanthemums were a lovely imagery. I love how much character you've lent to a dead character - her carelessness and freedom. Wow. I'm truly touched by this amazing one-shot.
Okay, I'm rambling, so I'll stop. I think you get the gist. :P 10/10 as always, Gub, and favorited.
Author's Response: Oh, Kali! *blush profusely* I've explained to you about the whole situation about the murder, so I hope that's clear now. But yes, Spectrum is love, but Jenny's brilliance inspired me to do that love triangle for real. I think it was the juxtaposition of horror and beauty that inspired me to do this one-shot after all. :)
I am no Kay, but I do love second person. It's the tense I turn to when I have no idea what I'm doing, like here; it's really personal, I think, and yet not very intrusive, which is great for introspection like this.
I don't think you should pity Teddy, because honestly, he is quite pathetic. His entire history with Victoire and his blossoming relationship with Dominique takes a lot out of him, leaving him empty. But I was hoping that you'd see that Victoire is very, VERY shaken by what she's done, with the divine rant. Does she regret it? I don't know. But she's terrified of what she's done, and yet feels a scary calm... you know? :P And I'm especially relieved that you liked Dominique, even as she is dead - that's the part that Honeybees inspired, giving Dominique such a character. But obviously Rita does it much better than I do. ^_^
Oh, gosh. Kali, you are simply amazing. Thank you so, so much for everything. *squishes to near death*