I've the best news!
The sequel has been posted!
It is titled:
To Hold the Wolf's Ears
Go on and read it, Child!
I poked my padded stomach and frowned uncertainly, "I don't think this is right…"
Someone rapped their knuckles on the door, cutting off my thought. It was Kankurou.
"Are you decent?" he called.
I shook my head and started to say no, distractedly leaning in to examine my figure closer in the mirror. The sheets were pushing at the seams of my bodice in a way that made me nervous that I would break out of it at any moment. I definitely didn't want Kankurou or anyone to see me like this.
"Come in," the shorter maid shouted with a devilish smile I could see from the reflection of the mirror.
I swung around to face the maids, my jaw hanging open in shock. The taller of the maids shrugged and said, "She's new."
I hope you all know that I'm very thankful! This story has the most reviews I've ever gotten and I enjoyed reading them all. I keep the email alerts I get and have saved them in a folder that I read when I'm feeling down. So, thank you so much.
To display the extent of my appreciation to you, I will quote some poetry.
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
Seriously, thank you!