|I need to preface this review by stating that I really don't care for fanfiction. Even, perhaps ESPECIALLY, fan fiction about a show I love. Fanfiction writers always seem to mess with the best, well thought out parts of it, they don't (logically) see or know the long view. More, you are a truly good friend. Because of that, I knew that I'd have to write/tell you what I honestly felt. I know you are an excellent writer, one who has grown exponentially over the years, but still, fanfiction. I faced reading this with trepidation, to say the least.
All that being said, I flat out loved this! You didn't mess with my beloved characters in a way that felt untrue, just wrong or ill-considered. You added a logical twist that could work; albeit opening up several cans of worms. But what the hey -- fishing! *grin*
John's characterization was totally spot-on; I could hear him speaking the dialog. His mannerisms were very 'him.' You nailed it!
Aside from that, I found no typos or inaccuracies or any other editorial type stuff to correct.
You wrote a well-crafted story that was true to all aspects of the show. Given Taylor Sheridan's writing ... well done. WELL DONE!