Got it in one, Rey! I see their Recognition as a deepening of what was already there. But not like the universe revolves around their neverending love for each other. And character driven plots are important to me too, krwordgazer. If you don't care what they're doing, how they feel and why, there's no point to writing the story.
I've already started writing and hope to have the first 2-3 chapters completed by this weekend. But I need to scare up an EQ beta reader before I post. My old beta moved to Texas and dropped out of the EQ scene.