I'm really sorry to say this, but I've decided not to complete this story. I've moved on to other projects, which will hopefully be published here in the near future. Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and reviews! They really mean the world to me! If you have any questions about how the story ends, let me know...I can tell you. :)
Again, thank you all so much!
~the ticking clock
PS I have posted two new short stories, if you want to check them out. They are titled "Pieces" and "Leaf"