I think I've found the key to enjoying Harper Fox's stories ... the short ones *lol*. I remember loving the previous short that she released (All Roads Lead To You
) and this one is no different.
I love the moody and rainswept background (I love rain, I can't help it). While Mitchell comes up in the beginning as a bastard for treating Owen wrongly, but I never feel like Owen is a doormat to him. In fact, Owen is the one who practically knocks some sense into Mitchell, even if he is doing it in a low-key. Without shouting, without pushing, without whining...
I love the contrast of both men. Lewis might be the beautiful intellectual royalty but Owen is the steady rock. Mitchell thinks Owen as "earthly", as "ordinary" -- but in his earthly and ordinary attitude, Owen offers the steady ground for Mitchell to stand tall, and fight for his right of the research against the manipulative Lewis.
There is no groveling from Mitchell's part -- but I don't mind because when he gets his revelation that Owen is the best thing that has happened to him, and that he loves Owen, THAT part is brilliant and moving and well, gives me all fuzzy feelings of course :)
And the magical tone, while both men are searching for the Saints (mysterious carved stones of a shadowy pre-Celtic culture), it adds a beautiful eerie nuance to the whole story. I love it!