I would like you all to know that I am discontinuing this story because (this, among other things) I was browsing through Barnes and Nobel the other day and I found a book that had a scarily similar plot to this story. If you would like to see the book, just look up 'Ashleys' on Amazon. If you removed Ruby's part of this story, you'd pretty much have 'The Ashleys' by Melissa De La Cruz.
I am very disappointed about this. If I continued this story, it would feel like fanfiction to me. Fanfiction isn't really my thing.
I would like you to know that I did not mean to copy this story. If you want proof of that, look at the publication date of this story, and then look at the publication date of that book. Mine was published first. There is also no way that they could have copied me, either, because that book was on the January 2008 list. If it was on the January list, then it was probably accepted by a publishing house in January 2007, more than a year ago. The author probably started writing the book in 2004 or 2005, so there is no way they could have copied this story if it didn't exist.
I'm also moving on to greater projects that I feel more strongly about. I won't post them, but if you want to Beta Read them, you can.