Epilogue / Author's Note:

Wow. I don't know how long it's taken you to get here, but my time right now, it's late on the night of 31 March. I began this on 28 February. That's more than a month getting from there to here for me. And God, does it feel good to pen these final words.

Well. Tell me what you thought on your way out.

And don't forget to tip your waitress.

(Nathan checking in here as typist -- a good bit of the preceding chapters were handwritten. It's taken you the entirety of April (more or less) to get from there to here if you've been following from the start. More likely, not that long if you've come along after the fact.

(Now that I've finished updating, I'm off to NaNoWriMay. I might begin the rewrite sooner than later, but odds are good that I won't even look at this until June or late May -- I've got an AP test and other finals to study for, as well as a novel to write. So by then, I'll have cooled down quite a bit over this, and will be able to rework it into a more polished form.)