I have made the executive decision to discontinue this story.
There are many reasons, all of which you as the audience will probably agree with. This is the first story I have ever written. The chances of it being good were low; good writing is something that, like everything else, comes with practice. This story is not good. The plot, relationships, and many other things were rushed, there were haphazard decisions I made purely because I could, and while many people were in character, they weren't quite correct. However, I do consider it a resounding success for its purpose, and that was practice.
The fact that I can look back and say that means that I learned. Really, that was all I wanted. I never wrote this to become serious, it was more of a hobby that I put out there because I wanted to see what I could do. I never really expected it to get longer than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone, but I'm glad it did. Anything I write in the future will benefit from this experience that I could not have gained otherwise. That being said, I do not plan on giving this up. It will just have to be completely overhauled and will look nothing like what it does now. The first chapter is already written, but I'm waiting for it to be looked over before it goes anywhere.
Thank you all for reading this and giving me valuable experience that I can use forever more.