WARNING: Please PM me to communicate rather than reviewing this chapter! I just realized that one of my problem solutions involves not taking this story down, but heavily editing the first two chapters, and continuing it. Thank you for your cooperation.

Future plans for this fic: 17 March 2013

Dear Readers,

I have been working on this story for about a year, on and off. (It's a bit over a year, actually, considering that I started work on chapter 3 a few days before posting chapter 2.) Unfortunately, I ran into a place where there was no recovery possible for this story, except to reboot it. To add to the trouble, about a month back, I lost a good bit of my excitement for my story for a couple of different reasons. Given this situation, I shall try to write a reboot version and see if that works for me. If I can't regain my enthusiasm or otherwise find that I can't make it work, I shall take down this story permanently and discontinue it. However, if I can regain my enthusiasm, and make it work for me, I shall continue it for sure. I will update this very chapter with my intentions in this regard in one week. I will take down the story within a few days of the second update. That reboot will not go up on the site until I'm sure I have regained my enthusiasm, and can get it to work! I have added this in, since my review replies to some of you might give the impression that I will post a reboot and then possibly abandon it halfway - this will not be the case!

With that business over with, I would like to thank each and every one of the readers of this story. I feel humbled by the amount of support you have shown me since the story started. I am especially thankful to the reviewers for taking the time to let me know what they thought. I also wish to than every one of you who followed/favorited the story.

I apologize again for leaving you hanging without updates for so long. I understand the disappointment you must feel at the prospect of this story being abandoned. I am an avid reader, and every abandoned story makes me sad. I'll do my best to reboot this and get it working.

I also apologize to those of you who reviewed, but got no reply for a long time. I have no excuse for that whatsoever, except for real-life keeping me from for a time. I've since learned to deal with the demands on my time, so I promise that won't be happening again.

I also wish to apologize to those who were expecting an update much sooner. I had warned some of you of an impending update, considering the position the story was in, when I posted chapter two and got the first few reviews. Unfortunately, I ran into problems soon after. You can count on me not to notify you of update plans until I actually have the chapter written in the future.

I plan to start another story and do a reboot of this story soon. I'm looking forward to applying the lessons learned from this story, and the long period in-between to providing you all with quality writing and a much faster update rate. I thank you once again for your support, and hope that you will continue to support my future endeavors in writing Naruto fanfiction.

Sincerely,

RisingMist

P.S.: This document hasn't been beta read, since I decided to post it at once instead of wasting my beta-readers time. My beta-reader is already aware of my intentions as well. Do let me know of any errors you spot in this document! I alone am responsible for any and all errors in this "chapter".

NOTE: Site guidelines state that the chapter system should not be used as a placeholder for non-story content such as author notes! Having no good way to send out a notification, I decided to use this method anyway. I will leave this notice up until I take the story down! Please bear with me.