Aw, what a lovely comment! I'm glad you liked the hints vs going into detail about what Hikaru experienced. I'm always of the belief that less is more, especially with difficult subjects like this. I admit to also finding their transformations heart-breaking - this was one of those fics which sorta wrote itself and I felt like I was along for the ride. I'm pleased you enjoyed! Thanks so much!
Oh yes, I'm happy to be friended and will friend back. :D