And so we come to the end! Or do we? Surprise! I really have fallen in love with these characters, so I intend to continue the story of what happens to Emma and Dominic, now Lord and Lady de Winter. Think of it as a continuation of this story, but no longer based solely on Cinderella. Other fairy tales will be included.
And so, I hope that I can answer most of your answers not directly, but circuitously, through the story.
I have to admit, the idea of Dominic giving up his throne was important to the continuation of this story. I just don't see a princess being involved in the sort of life I intend to write about.
I thank you all so much for the encouragement and excellent advice you have provided. Special thanks go out to:
InChrist: You were one of my first reviewers and truly encouraged me to write. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
LauraShrub: Always an excellent judge of character, I very much appreciated your input and your foresight. (It helped me change things when I was being too obvious.)
Saffie: An absolutely wonderful reviewer, who always contributed a great point of view. Always happy to hear from you!
ScoutcraftPiratess: A later contributor, but still so consistent and herself a fantastic author! Thank you for your encouragement.
Cenicienta: Another person who started reading later on, but still contributed some great ideas. Also, you solved my riddle, which made me really happy! Sit tight for the 'Princesses'!
DaVinci: A later contributor who also helped me to push this story through to the end. Thanks!
And last, but not least,
ObsessiveCompulsive: Thank you for your insight! You really understood my characters and what I was trying to say.
To everybody not specifically mentioned here, I want you to know that I really, truly appreciate what you did for me. I could not have written this without the encouragement I received. And see what came of it! I love you all so much and am truly grateful for your support!
Much, much love,
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT IN THE DE WINTER STORY! HERE'S A RIDDLE TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT THE NEXT FAIRY TALE…
A Danish story of uncertain source,
Which plots true love and failure's course.
But still entwined with English tales,
Of doomed young men and fiery gales!
Good luck, you'll know the answer soon!