To anyone who stumbles upon this old story of mine:

I've decided to remove a few of my stories from Fictionpress. Partially because I'm uncomfortable knowing how easily they might be stolen and partially because I sometimes use bits of them myself in current projects (projects that may or may not be something I'd try to publish someday).

I'm leaving the first chapter here, but every subsequent chapter will have this message marked on it instead of the actual story. That way, I can preserve things on here like word statistics, dates, and (most importantly) all the lovely reviews I've received.

To anyone who came here wanting to read about Laurie and the de Daumier family, I apologize for leaving you hanging and hope you understand. Please send any questions/comments you have to me via PM (personal message- which you can do on my author page).

Thank you!

- Renee