I'm so sorry it took me so long to get an update out, and... it's still not an update. Honestly, I don't really expect anyone to see this; I'm literally just replacing the old AN, but I still felt like you deserved an explanation. It's about the same as the last one, honestly, just with more conviction.
So, before this update, I hadn't posted since the last chapter for about a year. That was around January of my freshman year. In the gap, I realized that, while I still love Star Trek, I had made a poor writing decision with Gemini. I had an idea for a plot, but couldn't conceive of writing someone else's characters from their own point of view. To me, the eleven and twelve year old I was as I wrote this, I thought the only right way to do this was from an OC's point of view. It's especially ironic, then, that even at that point, I disliked reading many OC stories due to how underwritten they were and how the plot could have moved without them, the same thing I was doing in my own work. Now, don't get me wrong; I've read some really good OC works, but this was not one of them. With that realization, I took a break.
I took the year following this time to rewrite the prelude, and, honestly, I think it turned out pretty well. I wound up developing the OCs on Khan's team from the past a lot more, significantly more than Gemini, and I've sort of discovered that I really like them... but not Gem. They all wound up with fleshed out personalities, each unique and with a backstory that was not just angst for angst's sake. They were interesting, and, all in all, they did not wind up the POV characters, instead becoming supporting characters to build up the characters already in existence, save for the antagonist in that time. I spent a lot of time in the prelude, and I figure that, one day, I'll rewrite this plot, but focusing on Khan, Kirk, Chekov, and, when need be, Khan's team. One day, but not now.
I'm sorry for breaking the promise to finish this, I genuinely am, but I think for both my own mental health and for all of your sake, it is better if I don't. For those of you who do like Gemini, I'm sorry that she won't become a more prominent character in any later rewrite of this, and I'm sorry that her story won't be finished, but I feel like, for my sake, this is the best I can do. Meanwhile, though, I recommend you read some other works in this fandom. I especially recommend almost any stories that have to do with Tarsus IV; a lot of them can be dark, but it's enough of a deep lore/old lore aspect that authors who write about it do it brilliantly. As for me, though, I'm going to finish other stories that I really like-ones that I've developed more than this one. I'm a senior in high school now, and I'm almost done with my first original manuscript, as well, where a lot of my focus is going now. I hope, one day soon, you can read that, instead.
Please enjoy the new prelude, and I hope to see you all again.
Happy new year to you, and thank you for all of your support!