I love unexpected Christmas gifts. This Christmas I got a card from the UK that was especially touching simply because it came completely out of the blue. Likewise, I submitted my Pacific Rim Secret Santa fic weeks ago, and it's been busy at work and...you know.
So it was especially great to receive this fic 'Birthdays and Years'
from an anonymous benefactor in exchange. It's a great story which can be summed up as 'It takes a Shatterdome to raise a child.' Go read, leave comments and kudos, and take a moment to read the other stories in the exchange.