This is beautiful! You capture the tone and spirit of the movie so well, where the two of them feel like real people, frustrated by a frustrating situation, short of patience but long on worry for each other. This story is so kind to them both, really lovely, and the Christmas tale at the end is a lovely coda to the movie, that Eilis is feeling part of the family and that they're soon to be living next door. I love too how takes refuge in her job, which is such an important note for a woman so proud of her work. I loved this story so much, thank you for writing it.
Oh, wow, thank you! This is such a lovely comment. I'm so glad the story worked for you - I had a lot of fun delving into Tony and Eilis. :)