A quick author's note: After a few hurtful anonymous comments, I am discontinuing this story on this site. I picked this story back up after a few encouraging comments, and I had some extra time. But, life has taken a turn for me in many painful ways. I used this story as an outlet, but, after these comments, it just doesn't seem to be worth it.
As always, I super duper appreciate those who have stuck with the story over the years. THANK YOU SO MUCH. It is incredibly long, and it has been a commitment for both me and whoever is kind enough to read this love letter to Kubo's world and characters.