I would like to take a minute to thank all of you who read my story and gave it such wonderful reviews. They were greatly appreciated and kept me spurred on to continue writing. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this little piece of fiction, and I hope that you all enjoyed reading it.
I ended this rather quickly after my chapter dealing with Richard's final demise, so I don't really know yet how you all felt about that. I know that some of you had hoped to see him hanging upside down in the BOES, and I did entertain that thought. In the end, however, I felt much the same as Jareth on the matter, i.e., I didn't quite know what to do with him. I felt that his crimes warranted more than a slap on the wrist, yet Sarah would never allow him to be punished too horribly. Therefore, I thought it best that he be the one to ultimately deal with himself. I added the last part of that chapter to soften the blow.
I'm glad you all liked the LOTR addition. I was afraid I may have gone a bit over the top with that, but what the hell? It was fun and I enjoyed writing it. One of you asked that I include Frodo in the story, and that would be fun except for one thing. I had already explained the parallel of Gandalf leaving with the elves to Gandalf and the elves choosing to pass to the other side of the veil (in other words, dead.) Since Frodo left with Gandalf and the elves, then he is also dead. Trust me, I would have loved to alter this somehow, if for no other reason than to bring Elrond into the story. (I absolutely ADORE Elrond.) I won't rule out the addition of other less accounted for LOTR characters if I decide to do a sequel.
I ended the story where I did because it seemed the most logical place to end it. Everyone was happy, most of the loose ends were tied up (except for the dream…what was all of that about I wonder?) and I really didn't know what else to do without starting a chain of events that would have led to another fifteen chapters.
Therefore, with a heavy heart, I brought the story to its conclusion, and I hope one that you'll all be happy with. If I get enough people begging for a sequel I just might write one, I've got several ideas on the subject already. In the mean time, I've enjoyed writing for you and I bid you all a fond farewell.
Dark Child of The Morrigan