I'm not going to apologize or plead with you to forgive me, because my absence has been inexcusable. Rest assure, the story is not lost nor is it forgotten. My computer fired and I have only now finally got the money to buy a new one. I can not say for sure when you will see a new chapter-only that there will be one as soon as I can possible swing it. I hope you haven't lost interest! There is much more still to come.