Thanks very much to stars91 for an excellent beta of chapters Ten and Twelve. Thank you omankoshojou for an excellent beta of Chapter Eleven, even when you don't watch the show. Thank you burnt_isabel for your help with making sure I completely understood the concept of the dance terms used in Chapter Eleven (on that note, I'd like to point out that I took some poetic license with chassé to make it fit a little better, against Nina's advice, and to say that any mistakes are mine and not hers.) Thanks to all of you for listening to me bitch about this stupid fic constantly. To all of you, I am grateful beyond the capacity to express it.
I'm a little nervous because I wasn't able to get a loose, feel beta by someone who'd read the whole fic like Gia did last time (omgimissgia!), and because Chapter Eleven was done by someone who doesn't watch the show -- she did a really, really amazing job, don't get me wrong, but I have angst. Y'all know me. I'm sure it's fine, but I have angst.
These chapters are all hard R. I'm not kidding: violence, adult themes, some not pretty language. So if you squick, stay out of the kitchen. You've been warned.
If you don't know -- which I can't imagine, because I talk about this story constantly -- for previous chapters (and other information and cool stuff), visit the story's site at whenyoukissmeiwannadie.com/auldlangsyne
With all that said: