NOTICE: No, I have not given up on this story. It has simply been pushed lower down on the priority list. However, since my writing has definitely changed (hopefully for the better) in the past year since I last updated, I've decided to rewrite this entire story. Nothing major will change, it's really more just fine-tuning, maybe taking this out, maybe adding something I missed out on the first go-around there, that kind of thing. This update will be replaced with the next chapter, when I get around to it (crosses fingers).