A Little Stunned

I don't actually know how many people here read the Common Ground stories about Ezra and Kalin that irana and I wrote over on Y!Gallery. In the course of the years since we started that together, she was a constant source of encouragement, and it was fun to write with her. She was a very, very good friend to me.

Last night she died. She had heart problems, and it was always a possibility. I just hadn't wanted/thought it would be this soon. She's survived by a daughter and her husband.

I'm still kind of stunned, as she and I were working on further installments of her Kalin and my Ezra just yesterday and I'd really liked talking with her this past week. I'd sent her a gift in the mail on Monday, and was writing her birthday fic for most of the day today... and I guess my main regret was not getting that done sooner. I am glad I made the time to talk with her and write with her this last week. I'd have been really upset if I'd put her off... as it is, well, I might see both the birthday fic and the Kalin and Ezra story through and we'll see how it goes.
Oh my god! I'm so sorry! That's so abrupt and stunning and scary.

My condolences to her family.
Thank you... it is abrupt and stunning. A little less scary with her heart condition, but... still very sudden... *sighs*

I will pass on the condolences.

Oh my god, I didn't even know her and I'm still so sorry to hear that. That's really saddening, and shocking. My thoughts go out to her family, and to you.
Oh, no! I am so, so sorry. My condolences to you, her family, and all her friends.
I'm so sorry for your loss, but I am happy that you were able to speak with her, and she knew you were writing something for her.,
I am grateful that I did take the time so that she knew. *laughs* That's a very good thing now.

Thank you so much.
Gosh, I'm so sorry. I know she valued her friendship with you and you made her life a brighter place.
*laughs and now cries as well*

Thank you so much for passing that on. If anything, I'm grateful now I did thank her for all she did for me. There's a lot of good to remember.
*hugs back solidly*

Thank you! And thanks for commenting on Zora's post, too, I know those will get to her family, too.
My god. I'm so sorry. *hugs*

Glad you got that time with her. It sounds kind of like her last week was a happy one, and you were a part of that. I want to run around hugging everyone I care about just in case. Scuse me. *hugs*
*beams and cries at the same time and hugs you back solidly as well*

Yeah. That's kind of the lesson I'm taking from this as well. I'm so glad now that I got that time in when I could... it's amazing.

Go hug your loved ones!! I'm glad to start with a hug for you.
I'm so sorry to hear that but I'm also glad for you that you got to speak with her so recently.
*hugs* I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. "Suddenly" is one of the worst adverbs.

I think continuing your collaboration in her memory would be the best way to remember her. Keep doing something that gave you joy together. That's what I've been doing, and it helps a bit.
*hugs back with far more knowledge than before*

I'm very sorry for your loss as well, and yeah, I completely agree about "suddenly" being one of the worst adverbs.

Thank you so much for you encouragement as well, it means a great deal coming from you, and I appreciate it all the more. I'm glad you've been doing and that it has helped.

It's funny... she and I were talking about sky-diving a while back and she wistfully had said that it was something she had to face as something she wouldn't be able to do, so she charged me to do it for her. *laughs* I think I'll still carry through with that, too.
I am so sorry to hear that. I didn't know about those stories. It sounds like you had a rich and rewarding collaboration with her though. (In fact, it looks like you know how to collaborate well with all sorts of other good writers.) My condolensces and to her loved ones as well.
Thank you!

I try to play well with others. *grins through tears* But thank you for your thoughts on that as well. I very much appreciate your sympathy and shall pass on the condolences. I'm sure her family will appreciate it.