To Anyone Who Still Gives A Flip About This Story:
Thank you. I gave you no reason to, all those years ago. This story has been a huge source of regret to me all this time, and I think I'm finally getting to a place to do something about it.
I'm not going to make any promises (those never seem to turn out too well for me), but I'm going to be changing this from "Complete" to "On Hiatus", with a tentative plan to go back through and edit previous chapters and maybe even add some new material. When I first started writing this, I was young (oh gods so young) but most of all, I remember having these grandiose plans and hugely high hopes for it. I'm going to try to live up to at least part of younger me's vision.
We'll see what we see, I guess, and once more, thank you to anyone who held on to hopes and believed in me, after all this time.