AUTHORS NOTE

First of all, thank you ALL for tolerating me and putting up with my crazy, corny ideas, even when it started with awful grammar mistakes, I learned a lot by writing it. This was my first Downton Abbey story and hopefully not the last one.

I would, of course, like to thank everyone who has read this story! I'm really, truly amazed by the number of hits and views this story has received over the past 4 months. Since this is my first DA fanfiction, I really didn't know what to expect. I just bumped into DA fandom overnight. It was totally unexpected and unpredicted. Needless to say, your support has exceeded even my wildest expectations. So thank you ever so much.

I would like to send an even more special THANK YOU to everyone who has submitted a review at one time or another throughout this story's run. So, BIG thanks to everybody who took a minute of their precious time to leave a review. I didn't realise this before, but reviews really helped. Just knowing that someone cares enough about my writing to put a comment is a tremendous boost!

And than there are those of you who have become as closely involved with these characters as I have, and really helped me throughout this story run. Some of my readers melted with my characters. You felt their pain, emotions, love, fear, stubbornness, loneliness and much more. I'm glad some of you cried, smiled and laughed with Cora and Robert. I don't even know how to put my thanks into words. And some of your reviews really touched me and made me weep from overwhelming happiness. Thank you!


My biggest thanks goes to these kind, lovely, utterly beautiful and truly amazing people who where with me when I first started posting and stayed all along; TheCountessAndTheEnglishLord, Countess of Cobert, CountessRipper and Crawleyfan - your support from the very beginning was absolutely crucial, and I thank you for the bottom of my heart.

Last, but certainly not the least, I want to thank the ladies who have reviewed my chapters at various times throughout this story run - Countess of Gallifrey, CountessCora, puccini66, and latifraise.

I also have the best beta ever. Thank you, Gretchie, for putting up with me through these many months and making Forgotten Body come to life.

To my all 'guest' or 'anonymous' reviewers. Also, thank you for leaving a comment even though you don't have an account.

I want to thank my real life friends and all my tumblr friends/followers who read this story! Of course I also have to thank everyone who has ever recommend this story, whether informally to a friend or through some social medias.

Basically, when I stared writing this story I never imagined that I'd become friends with so many lovely people. I'm very glad you were/are a part of my life.

I tried to remember everyone, but I'm sure I've forgotten some very important people. If I didn't mention your contribution, please know that it's only because the brain is an imperfect organ, not because I intended any slight! I truly, deeply appreciate each and every one of you!


~ QUICK UPDATE ~

I'm always sad to see a story come to an end, but thankfully I don't have to say goodbye to the characters quite yet. As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. So, I've been writing a new story for Cobert and that's the good news (stay tuned for my other fanfic 'Unsinkable Glory' that's already out, so take a look.). The bad news is that I'm nowhere near done. What does this mean for Forgotten Body? Well, the sequel will come, but I can't tell when. I simply need to tie up all my other writing loose ends before I can come back to this series. I do want to thank all of you for support. It means a lot, and I only hope that when I do return some day to write the sequel, you all will still remember the original story.

...Thank you! You all made me very happy!

Until we meet again x

Marina