So, it's been a while since there were any updates on this, but I am still working on Fosterling: Crow's Nest, both in writing and editing it. Slowly but surely, I'm working towards having it finished and published into a real book. I'm doing a little updating of the copy here on Fictionpress, as you may notice by how many of the chapters have disappeared. Don't worry, they'll be back up.
If you've been reading and supporting this up to this point, I can't help but thank you guys! It's more appreciated than you guys can ever know ^_^
I've also updated with my story synopsis since it seemed that there was some confusion from some past readers as to what this story was about(someone thought it was a romance novel? Even though I didn't even label it as romance lol)
Warning for lots of swearing, moments of violence/gore, and other potentially ideologically senstive subjects(read Synopsis below for some further explanation).
The Never-Born Fosterling
Mamoru Chokichi was always a person of extreme patience, empathy, and generosity to the point of naiveté, even toward those deemed irredeemable by the rest of society. As an adult, it led him to become the head psychologist and supervisor of a mental health institution known as Crow's Nest.
He actively made it his personal goal for years to try salvaging the lives of individuals whom everyone else had given up on.
Then he receives his toughest case yet: Faulklin; an undersized, volatile, gruesomely scarred youth convicted of a shocking sixteen counts of First Degree Murder from a single night and diagnosed criminally-insane, with a mindset that all of human kind is worthy only of total eradication. To complicate matters, the boy lacks even a single record to suggest he was ever born.
Suspect to being a victim of severe abuse and human trafficking since infancy, Mamoru works closely with the foul-mouthed, physically scarred, and emotionally unstable adolescent, in the hopes of both uncovering the boy's origins, and derailing his twisted logic so he might gain the chance at a healthy future.
On account that Faulklin wants absolutely nothing to do with his help and will go to any means of destruction against not only others, but even himself, to prevent that, a lot easier said than done. Their relationship is tested many times over, facing betrayal both perceived and legitimate, tragedy, relapse, and deep-rooted trauma from the past. A past which Faulklin full-heartedly believes is better left buried forever, even whilst persistently being haunted daily by unhelpfully opaque waking memories and brutally vivid nightmares.
Both are dead-set on reaching opposite outcomes.
In his steadfast endeavor to salvage what he can from Faulklin's shattered life, Mamoru also struggles between his obligations of professionalism and his own human weakness; a struggle that may run the risk of losing him his career in the process, but what could equally determine the loss of a life that could be saved.
A loss that Mamoru is not willing to allow happen.
My english teacher - Supporting and working with me in the idea to write a book in the first place
Rob Tucker - Editing/Polishing help
Zetsubou(Chickensmoothie site) - Japanese Translation help
Rosie Jakklin - Editing/Polishing suggestions
Derek57 - Editing/Polishing help
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