Closing Author's Note
I was about halfway done with "The Battle of Sigma Octanus IV" before I decided to post it on this site. The whole story took me over a year to write, with a few months in between that I didn't work on it at all. The story-writing process has had its ups and downs, but it's certainly been an awesome ride. Plus it's the first story I've ever finished. Woohoo! (lol).
Anyway, I hope you had fun reading it, and I hope I provided you all with some halfway decent entertainment. Personally, I had a blast writing this and, yes, I'm toying with the idea of writing a sequel. I haven't convinced myself yet, but we'll see what happens.
As far as the ending goes, I hope you all liked it. I really wanted to make it a long finale, but as I wrote it, I discovered that everything fit better in a short chapter. I've also found that many stories nowadays have endings that are kind of depressing, and that's not what I wanted for mine. I wanted a happy end to a story that had both its tragedies and its good times. I hope I've accomplished that.
Thank you so much to all my loyal readers and, most of all, reviewers---this story would be absolutely nothing without you, so thank you all very much! ;-)
February 13, 2009 UPDATE:As of February 25, 2008, the sequel to this story is up! It's called "The Invasion of Earth", and you can find it through my profile page. Almost up to 40 chapters and nearing its conclusion. Check it out!