From the HUNDREDS OF FOLLOWS AND LIKES (which I don't feel I deserve) to the many PMs asking "when is the next chapter?" and "please update soon", I know many of you have been very, VERY, VERY patient with me in regards for the next chapter of A Rose in Pain.

I'm sure you've all been thinking "WHEN IS THE NEXT GODDAMN CHAPTER COMING OUT, YOU LAZY JACKASS?!" and I don't blame you for thinking that in the slightest.

(Also, sorry if you were excited for nothing when you saw this notice come up and thought it WAS the next chapter. DX)

The truth is, I just lost my motivation for this story a LONG time ago. When I first started, which was before the world went to hell, I was filled with a bunch of negative emotions clouding my head and now new ones have taken their place, but they UNFORTUNATELY don't drive me to unleash my inner fury onto words like the previous ones did.

So, I am sorry!

Am I giving up on this story? No, I swear to you I am not nor have I forgotten. The constant messages in my Gmail won't let me. :/

So yes, the reason why I have updated in almost a year is because I hit a roadblock. Perhaps the biggest roadblock I have ever had. I can't tell you how many times I'm sorry, otherwise you'd be here until you dropped unconscious on your keyboard.

I will try to work on the next chapter as soon as I'm done with this little message, but try to understand it's not easy to just pop chapters out over and over, especially when my original drive for this story is actually long gone.

But I promise I will get back to it to the best of my ability. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Until next time,

- Kagashira