Hello! It's been a while, but this is Pyro speaking!

It's kind of insane to me that this story even still exists, and that I had so many lovely readers over the past 5 years. The last time this story was even updated was in 2017, and the actual story was first published in 2015. Since then, I've honestly grown in and out of different fandoms, and I'm a little ashamed to say that I haven't been involved in anything Fairytail-ralated for over a year now. It wasn't really for any specific reason other than getting older and busier, and I haven't really used this fanficiton platform in recent years either.

When I read this story, I'm amazed that so many of you had such nice things to say all the time! I'm also amazed that any of you made it past the first few sentences because truly, they are literally fucking awful. (Who let me put that out on the internet and let me think I was destined to be some sort of fantasy author?)

I'd like to think I've evolved as a writer, and reading this story is so different from the current way I actually write that it almost feels like I'm reading someone else's story. I remember all of these ideas and plotlines and poorly written plots, but going back to read any of it is so hard because it's very obvious that a much younger person wrote it.

I know I'm out of practice but would anyone? Even be intereted if I took another shot at writing this story? I know that the plot line at this point is cliche and the dialogue is poorly written and every character is written to be fairly shallow as well. But I honsetly really miss writing fanfics and being part of a fandom, and I'd like to maybe re-write this story from scratch.

I think I'm going to re-write it regardless, just as a fun little project for me to do in my free time, but I don't know if/how I would share it? I don't really plan on going back and replacing the old chapters on this story, just because I kind of like being able to go back and look at how I've progressed as a fan and a writer. I don't know if I'd repost it as a new story with the same title, or maybe just not post it at all. I defeinitely know I don't intend to keep writing it as it is, just because I think it would be quite jarring to go from a chapter written in 2017 to one written nearly three years later. It just doesn't really feel like me anymore.

Regardless of what I end up doing, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm very grateful to have had such kind and sweet readers over the past few years, and I'll definitely keep you all in mind while start again! The plotline so far is probably going to stay the same, but there were a few spelling/formatting issues many of you have been kind enough to reach out to me about, and I'll definitely take note! I know that people commented that they wished I would focus more on Natsu and Lucy (rather than Sting and Yukino, and possibly Gajeel and Levy as I go forward), but what can I say? I tagged them as the other main pairing in this story for a reason! I love them, and I feel like they never get enough attention. I know 2020 has been an absolute shitshow this year, and I hope you're all managing to stay afloat regardless.

Thank you all so much. This story, and all of it's inrcedibly kind feedback has meant the world to me. I know that all of us are older now, but truly, thank you for everything. On the inside there's still a little fangirl who will never forget how much the Fairy Tail fandom has given me.

- Pyro