Dear Readers,

First off, this is actually NOT a new chapter of ITWFY and I'm sorry that the update alert has lead you to falsely believe it would be, but I thought this would be the best and easiest way to reach as many of you as quickly as possible.

I have gotten tons of reviews and update requests these past few months and I replied to pretty much none of them, something for which I apologize from the bottom of my heart.

I know fanfiction[dot]net doesn't really allow posting author's notes by way of a new chapter, so I'm not sure how long this message can stay up here, but I hope it'll reach everyone who cares:

I know it's been many months since my last update (and I won't even start to get into the reasons why), but THIS STORY WILL BE FINISHED, I'll stick to that promise! I've started working on the new chapter and while I can't and don't want to promise you an actual update date, I can promise that it won't take another year. ;-)

Thank you all so very much for reading, for caring and for writing me. Even if I don't always reply these days, I read each and every one of your comments or e-mails and they all warm my heart. Your loyalty and support really mean the world to me and I can't thank you enough!

If you want to, you can follow me ("snapesfavorite") on Twitter or add me on Facebook (/snapesfavorite), I'd love to see you there.

A big hug and a *massive* apology for the long wait from


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EDITED ON MARCH 13, 2012: Obviously, I did not manage to keep my above promise (made in 2010 *ahem*) that it wouldn't take me over a year to update, but the rest is still true. It may look like it, but I have not abandoned this story and I still fully intent to finish it. Thank you for all your heartwarming reviews and comments, I wish I could give all of you a hug. :-)