Amazing! Reading this, I would compare it to a drink of hot chocolate: it's the best, warmest, most comforting feels-good-man drink when out of nowhere - BAM - that solid chunk of undissolved cocoa mix of Shane punches you in the face. He (along with Pam, Seb/Demetrius, and the whole Joja Corp. deal) remind us that the world of Stardew Valley is far from perfect, which only makes it more realistic. The same is true for your story; Jade's life has been pretty good up until this point, and the conflict in here provides a big stop-and-think moment. *yawns* I'm still a little drowsy, so if all of this is completely off the mark feel free to disregard it entirely! But thank you very much for this read.