This is an apology for letting the story rot for so long. To those of you who have read this story, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Unfortunately, there is both good news and bad news.

The bad news is that too much time has passed since I started this story. Because of that, the story has suffered. It's all over the place, shaky in many spots, and overall could be better. Therefore, I will not be continuing to update this version.

The good news is that I am continuing the story. I'll be starting fresh, and hopefully it'll be a better version.

So please sit tight. Hopefully you won't be disappointed.

Thank you again. I appreciate all the reviews, favs and alerts over the years. I can only hope you'll follow the new one.