Authors Note

Dear readers,

Hello, this is the first contact I've made with you throughout writing this story and I like to apologise for that usually, I would be better at leaving notes thanking readers for reviews and stuff throughout but alas I haven't been so good throughout the run of this story.

I'm basically writing this to explain to you guys as readers (and fans, hopefully) of Luke's story. Thank you firstly to Bonnie Sveen Fan, who has left me so many reviews throughout the run of this story. Thank you so much, it has meant the world to get your constant feedback. If anyone else would like to reviews, then please do not hesitate to do so because it is very helpful as reader to know the thoughts of you guys.

I would also like to apologise with how long the gaps have been between chapters sometimes, this story began 3 years ago but really took off again this year when I decided to rewrite my opening chapters and I finally had a bit more time on my hands. So I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to get to this point but what with university and work I haven't always had them time because ultimately they are sometimes more important. However, now I have a bit more time on my hands I hope to give a bit more focus to my writing.

Moving on to Luke's story. I would like to think many of didn't see the ending coming because I personally like a shocking cliff hanger. When I first began writing I didn't intend to finish it as early as the beginning of series 24 (the story began at the beginning of series 22 for those that didn't know). But I made this decision the closer I got as I felt that for Luke this point and the death of Heather was something that would have tipped him over the edge and would cause him to re-evaluate. Also I made the decision to end with this story over the death of Curtis or a later story because I felt Heather's death and the guilt that Luke felt over this was more significant to him as a character.

When I first thought about these chapters, a few weeks ago, I did intend for them to be sad and that it would be a sad ending to Luke's time at the hospital. However, as you would have read, I thought bugger that let's give him something happy to go out on. So the engagement of Luke and Alice was a fitting end to the story. However, you have notice that some plotlines may have been left unanswered, such as does Luke adopt Maisie, what happens to Lara to name a couple. This was always intentional and my plan from the start.

However, this is some exclusive news for you. Luke's story will be continuing. I can confirm he will be back and returning to the ED. I am already working the opening chapters of that to publish for you in the coming days and weeks. I'm not giving anything away now apart from both Luke and Alice will be returning (I know I'm the writer but I have fallen in love with writing the relationship for these two)…sorry for not giving any spoilers, I think it will be better for you guys to be in the dark. But please do keep your eyes out for Luke to be back soon.

So yeah! That's all I really have to say at the moment. Just keep your eyes our for Luke and Alice's return and please do keep supporting my writing because it makes such a difference.

Speak soon guys!

Sam x