A/N: Hey, sorry if you're reading this. I actually decided to take the last few chapters down, because they've been banging around my head and I felt that I didn't really do right by them. I'm probably posting too much in a rush, and because this part 2 is pretty complicated, I think it's better if I'm able to write everything out then revise it so that the story is best told.

What that means:

- The next chapter postings will probably in several months.

- When the next chapter postings start, the remaining part 2 chapters will probably come all at once, or on a daily schedule, or a biweekly schedule.

I will note that this arc is different in tone from part 1, as it is somewhat more grim and deep character-focused, despite the overarching world events that are currently warming up as well. You can take some reassurance that I consider myself a realist, not truly a cynic, so I always try to balance perspectives to find the truth, or at least the semblance of it.

I mentioned it somewhere in the Author's Notes, but I'm also planning on doing a revision of the entire first part, and then the second part, focusing on cutting down as much as possible. That will be posted as a separate story document, and I'm not sure whether that will come out first or whether part 2 will finish. Updates will always come first in this story document you are reading, however; the revised story will only be posted part-wise when the revision for each part occurs.

Aside from that, I'm going to be on the Appalachian Trail for the next month, so I won't be able to answer any PM's during that time. I'm hoping to get my head cleared up a bit. I am bringing a printed out version of pt1 to do revision the hand-and-paper way, so that'll give me something to do on the lonely camping nights with my cat. :) I'm looking forward to it.

Anyway, take care all of you, and see you on the next time.