half awake and almost there Another story by Annerb (the author of The Changeling, among others). This one's a bit.. different. Different as in it's a Coffee House AU romance with no magic at all. The writing is top-notch and the characterisations are good (though I found chapter 1 a bit rocky), just like everything else the author's written. It isn't the author's best work by any means (she kinda admits she wrote it mostly as a guilty pleasure), but I found it an enjoyable hour's read. Obvious YMMV and all that.