Author's Note:

First and foremost, a HUGE thank-you to all my readers and reviewers who have embraced my story and offered invaluable advice. You guys are wonderful, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, I know that I haven't updated in a while, and I probably won't update anytime soon. I'm soooo sorry, but there is another story that had been banging around in my head, and simply refuses to go away. Everytime I try to write more of "Strange but Wonderful", this stubborn little plot bunny hops frantically around, and demands I pay attention to it. So, after weeks of refusing, I have finally decided to start the story up, and let "Strang but Wonderful" take a back seat. Once again, I'm really sorry, but I hope at least some of you will be interested in reading my new story, "Lucidi l'anima antiqua" (Shine the ancient blood).

This new "venture" into fan fiction is set in the Harry Potter universe, and looks like it's going to become a novel-length. It is a romance, but the pairing is Hermione/Snape, and I know that some people aren't particularly fond of those two together. However, let me assure you that this is neither a fluffy love story nor a twisted student-teacher relationship. Their relatioship is going to start devolping when Hermione is a student, but it will invovle so much more than just simple love and lust. There will action and adventure, as well as drama and angst, and believe me, things are going to become complicated.

For those of you interested, I'm going to give you a brief summary of what "Lucidi l'anima antiqua" will be about. Hermione Granger is going to be the first to discover that the key to defeating Voldermort does not lie with Harry Potter, but with Severus Snape. An ancient prophesy made before the founding of Hogwarts predicts the rise of a saviour in whose blood runs the blood of the four Hogwarts founders. Yet the blood of Salazar Slytherin shall run deepest of all, and so shall the saviour be distinguished. From the tainted soul of a man condemned shall emerge an awesome power, the only power able to defeat the Darkest of dark wizards. But such power comes with a price, and the savior must undergo unimaginable trials to obtain it…

Okay, I rambled on a bit, but you get the picture. As of now, the story is not yet posted, but I hope to have it up in a day of two. If any of you would take a look at it, I would greatly appreciate it. How well my new story is received may determine how soon I get back to "Strange but Wonderful", but I know for a fact the first three chapters of "Lucidi l'anima antiqua" will be written before I'll be able to start it up again. But don't worry, I will eventually get back to Jack and Emaline. Thanks again to all of my readers, and I'm sorry to make to wiat for an update. Oh, and please, please, please check out my new story!!!!!

Lots of love!!!!

Bubbletoes ~***~***~