I have come to this realization after filling in a few blank spots leading up to a few things in my narrative outline, and contemplating the deeply emotional reaction of X-Files fans to that bit in the movie where Mulder and Scully almost kiss after several seasons' worth of sexual tension, only to be interrupted by a very bad bee.
What Chris Carter et al did to those fans (self included) is a minor irritation compared to what I appear to be inflicting upon my future fan base.
So. It was an honor and a pleasure knowing you, my darlings. Good thing we have a few more years together before the book comes out, and howling mobs show up at my doorstep wanting a word.