Thanks to everyone out there for waiting patiently, or not so patiently, for me to update. And thanks especially for your comments and criticisms, even though I probably won't take any advice I haven't specifically asked for into consideration. I myself cannot comment on anyone else's stories because I'm just super-critical about grammar and syntax, and I won't subject anyone to more of my neuroses than I have to. If you noticed, I've only worked on stories during the summer. I've been really busy during the school year, but I'm finally graduating (from what/where, you'll just have to guess) next weekend, so I should have time to sit down and fix/finish this story. Part of the problem is also that every time I walk away and come back, I've thought of hundreds of new plot twists and turns, and I found out the hard way how difficult it can be to write a focused story over such a long time (Incidentally there are parts I've already submitted that I just can't stand now, and they will have to be fixed, too). I should point out that I do have other stories in the works, all in various stages of completion, but like I said, it's best for me to hammer out one complete story in a week than to let it drag on for years, which this one already has. Rest assured, though, I will finish this story over the summer. Thanks again for reading. Ghostwriter