I think I'm giving myself mental whiplash! Switching back and forth between the two is certainly proving to be an interesting exercise in writing. In a way, writing the happier stuff is helpful, because it keeps a fresh image in my mind when writing the not happy story of just what their relationship is, why they work as a couple, and the history they have.
Goodness knows they've had their up and downs (lots of downs!) over the centuries, but what's playing out in 'Fondly' could quite possibly be the defining moment in their relationship. It's good for me to remember they have a strong foundation. Brings a whole new meaning to 'for better or worse'!