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Wow! I can hardly believe that it's been four years since I started writing this fic. Everything has come full circle. I had no idea it would get THIS far. I'm amazed - & grateful - that people take the time out to read not just this work, but my others as well. It has been four years and I know that my writing style has morphed and evolved, thank you for journeying with me on that front. :)

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This fic was bittersweet for me to write because I started it out with my 'significant other' in mind, who was the Cid to my Tifa, essentially. We aren't together anymore, so you can imagine my emotional reluctance to return and finish this story. I guess I wish ... we could've had our own happy ending, one that I so easily wrote for two of my favorite Final Fantasy characters.

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Thank you so much to each and every person who has read the fic. Thank you so much to all my reviewers, as well. I appreciate all the hits and all the lurkers who don't review as well. Thank you. I wouldn't have gotten through this creative process without you. Mucho love goes to my beta reader who isn't mine anymore, faded-justice.

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And lastly? Wherever you are, K ... this fic is for you. 143.