I really didn't want it to get to this point, because I wanted to tell myself it'd never happen. I wanted to keep going and I wanted to finish this story. I really did.

Hey guys. In case you didn't get the point from the first little spiel, I've decided to discontinue Partners. It's been a long time coming, and it's time I be honest with myself instead if constantly putting it off with lackluster promises of another revival. This story has been dragged around for so long, and it's time I stop disrespecting all of you. And to be upfront.

As it stands right now, I have no plans to continue writing Partners. This may change, but deep down I feel it will not. I understand that there will be some of you who read this update and will be upset. Trust me, I get it. Loving a story only for it to fall into obscurity hurts. I've fallen longer than any of you. I don't want to do this, but the drive is gone. I can't find any reason to continue doing this story. I could force myself, but the content would be horrible and I don't want to do that to you all. If you were to get an ending, you deserve one where I wrote as best I could, not one where I forced myself to puke out three thousand words and calling it a day. I won't do that.

We had fun though, I can't lie. We rose to be one of the most popular stories in the SAO fandom, and no matter what my feelings are towards Partners that is no small feat by any measure. I worked so hard in the beginning, doing my best to make the story fun and as good as it could be. I teased Kirisuna, you guys would get mad, and so on. It was all in good fun though.

I want to thank all of you. If I had the patience to thank you all individually I would. This story, in it's later years, was for you. I no longer wanted to write it, but I knew people loved it, so I pushed onward. But it seems I've run out of juice. At least, for Partners. And I truly am sorry.

If you want to call me names, you are welcome too. If you want to voice your displeasure, do that as well. Do as you wish. I'll leave the story up, because honestly I don't have the heart to delete it. Maybe so you can reread it if you wish. But for now, it looks like this is goodbye.

It was a fun ride, and I hope you all don't berate me too badly. So I bid you all farewell.