I have not abandoned this story, I just have been unfortunately incredibly busy with some real life woes, a brand new computer already dying (my computer BSODs every five freaking minutes and I've been dealing with DELL non-stop for WEEKS to get them to fix this P.O.S. computer I bought from them in September.) and for the past two plus weeks I've also been very, very sick again and I've just not had time to write as I've wished.
I promise to finish this tale as soon as I can, I won't leave you languishing forever mid-story I vow. I just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know I'm sorry and to touch base and reassure everyone the story is not dead, just delayed by the boogey man known as real life.
Addendum 02/15/10 - I want to continue to THANK YOU ALL for your continuing patience in the matter of my blasted computer problems. If you're interested in the DELL NIGHTMARE from the 9th layer of DHELL follow my livejournal (link in my profile) for the updates. I am hoping to have my computer fixed and running for more than 15 minutes at a time without a BSOD soon, or else I'm taking this to my business attorney, it's that bad a situation. Which is why I'm not writing, I dare not, my computer bluescreens when I try to do anything other than open firefox and even that I get about fifteen minutes of surfing time before *BLAM* BSOD. (Blue Screen of Death.) It's infuriating, this computer has not worked right since they day I turned it on and it's gotten worse over the last 5 months with Dell doing NOTHING and the absolute nightmare of DELL customer service is such I would offer you my own kidney if you promised me never to invest your hard earned money into one of their craptaular laptop shaped paperweights.
I promise and vow once I have a system that is SAFE, I will finish this tale for all you lovely, wonderful people! It's all here *taps head* I just gotta get it down. I got a few other tales brewing in the wings that want attention too and I want to write them already.
I know it's been ages since this story was updated... I am very truly sorry but I want to assure you the story is not dead and I have every intention to complete this.
I just had a pretty bad last couple of years. The Computer issues are no more, I have a new laptop. Never buy DELL. But... I spent most of 2010 in the hospital, I've had several surgeries and my health just took a nosedive. I'm stable now but on a lot of medication (I take 26 pills and 2 injections daily) that leaves me in a mental fog most of the time. It makes it difficult to concentrate to write. I'm as frustrated as you are that this fic is languishing in my TO DO pile.
So I'm so sorry and want to beg your indulgence to bear with me I promise this *WILL* be finished I just cannot give you a time frame as to when, as much as I would like to.
Forgive me for the contined wait...