This is just an update to let everyone know that I am finally posting the rewrite to this story, "a very thin wire." There are going to be updates every three weeks, which while kind of slow, is a pace I think I can keep... and also faster than having a five-month break between each update.
To reiterate. I'm rewriting AIM because I, personally, wasn't happy with the way I wrote things, the details I included, and the world it established. The updated story is going to be different in some ways: characterization, names, detail, continuity are all likely going to change, so while you are welcome to reread AIM, some of the details might confuse you as they change.
Thank you all for sticking with this story,