This is EXCELLENT. I have tears in my eyes - it is that good. I didn't know you wrote fiction. I haven't tried posting fiction on Medium because I have never stumbled upon great pubs like this and great stories like yours.
I am soooo inspired and overwhelmed. It is like a moment of epiphany for me, because writing fiction has always been my first love.
You are one hell of a writer. I am officially a fan. :)
PS: Please teach me how to add a magical alphabet at the beginning of the story like you have done.