I suppose I owe everyone who reads these stories an apology, and an explanation, for the lack of updates. First off, I'd like to say that this notice is being posted in both the Final Fantasy XIII story and the X-Men Evolution one.
I have an interesting problem with my writing. The problem is that what I write appears to me inside my head in the form of a movie. That is, inside my head, it's as if I'm watching it, directing it, but my control over what I see is somewhat limited. Unfortunately, that movie projector doesn't shut off when I step away from the computer. My mind is filled with images, scenes from the various stories that are floating around in my head.
The problem that arises is that because the scenes continue to play themselves out in my head, I end up with my mind being ahead of my writing. This is what happened seven months ago. I was trying to write Chapter 20 of the Final Fantasy story while my brain was showing me Chapter 35 or so. When I tried to turn around and go back, to rewind, I slammed head first into a creative brick wall. It's taken me a while to get around that wall, or through it, whatever you prefer. And now that I have, two new stories have taken up residence in my head.
I will continue writing. In fact, I have the next two chapters of the Final Fantasy story almost ready, I just need to re-edit them. In the meantime, I have decided to take an approach I've seen other writers mention. I will not post a chapter until the next chapter in the story is ready to go. That is, for example, I have two chapters nearly ready for Final Fantasy, but I won't even post the first until the second is ready. The exception to this is the X-Men one, of which the current story only has two chapters left. They will be posted as soon as they are ready, and I'll start this rule with the third story.
I hope this helps to explain my absence from posting, and to let you know I'm still here, I'm still working. I hope those of you who are fans of my stories continue to have patience, and stay with them, they will be updated again eventually. I also hope that you read my two new stories.
Oh, one more thing before I go. I am going to re-rate the stories I have, since they really fit the T rating rather than the M one. I may change the Final Fantasy story back to M eventually, though I haven't decided yet.
To Silver: Yeah, I'm sorry it's taking so long, I hope this helps to explain my lack of updates. I would have replied to you personally, but apparently you aren't a member, thus I can't do so.
To Etheral-23: There will be action between Light and Zion, though the initial action may not be what you're looking for.
Also, would it HURT to get some reviews on Brotherhood? I'd like to know that people are at least enjoying the story!