This story is, and always was, about Chandra. I told her about it before I wrote it, and showed her the first draft. It is my fantasy, and my homage to her. I use the term fantasy to describe the meeting I describe, not the feelings. As Chandra taught me, the feelings (among other things) are real, as is my comparison of her to a black rose. We have never actually met, nor made any genuine plans to meet. I always and still do intend for the story to express love for Chandra.
One final note: I originally wrote the story using Chandra's and my name. I then posted it with different names for a variety of reasons (all my reasons). I am posting it again this way because I know Chandra wanted it to be posted this way.