Now I know why others post comments in the text of their chapters! My mail keeps getting returned to me from "Damien" (as I call him!), so I've had to figure up another way to thank people for their reviews:
Zebra Wallpaper: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for a fantastic review! Merry and his father do come to better terms--but after 22 chapters, I had to bring it to a close! I'm working on another story that may show a few nicer Saradoc/Merry moments. Wow! Thanks again!
Natta: Thank you Natta--a great review doesn't have to be lengthy; I treasure each one! Thank you for taking the time to read the story--you think it was lengthy in reading--try writing it!! (LOL) As I said to Zebra Wallpaper, I had to bring it to a close; there is a limit on memory per story, and I think I got close! Yes, there is a "sequel", but each of my stories have, or will, inter-twine with one another. I don't know how I'm gonna manage that, but I'm already at work on another....