EPILOGUE/AUTHOR'S NOTES

"What?"

"But she..."

"But he..."

"Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

Are you saying those things? I hope you are, because if you are, that means you are invested in this story and in these characters. It touched you and made you feel something.

For those of you who are cursing me right now, take heart. Right over there (two doors down on the left) is the sequel to this novel – Into the Breach. It is a work in progress and has many more twists and turns in store. Some of you have read it – some have not. If you aren't familiar with it, click on my name at the top of the page and it'll take you to the index of my stories.

As always, this could not have been done without a core batch of people –

slimwhistler and outtabreath who listened, e-mailed, beta-ed, helped more than they will ever know.

My sisters in life, Bridget, Eileen and Susie, who read and encouraged - you make my days brighter and easier to live through.

The entire gang at the Gilmore Girls and West Wing fanfic threads of TWoP – a more talented and supportive group has never existed.

And to everyone who read, reviewed and critiqued – Thank you.

Now, I'm off to write some more. 'Til then...

Oh, and don't forget, John Wells is a hack.