Hmm . . . I hope this actually makes it through the mods. The narrator amuses me, for some reason. Perhaps more than he should, considering this is only a short story. This was a tribute to a friend who's done a lot for me, and whom I love dearly. This was . . . well, my way of saying thank you. Wow. Amazing. This got Mod's Choice on the 28th of October, 2003. Thanks a lot!