Imagine my brain explosion when quickreaver expressed an interest in the story. And yes, poked me a bit about Sam's POV. So, I reread. And realized that I'd totally cocked up the timeline. Those were the days I thought I was too cool to research because I knew it all. Yeeaa...ah.
Rather than rewrite the original story, I'm just going to wrap this prequel around what I've written and hope no one calls me on it. Judging by the number of folks at AO3 who announce - and quite proudly - that they only watched X number of seasons because only those seasons were important, or couldn't be bothered to check and see if what they were writing was canon or even distant fanon, I don't see that as being a problem.
Birthday month, heck yeah! :D