Tiger Lover 16: Hello my friends. It's been so long, hasn't it. First off, I want to say I'm really sorry for taking such an unacceptably long leave of absence from this story. And I would like to politely ask that you not flame me because, as I'm sure some of you have already guessed, I have some bad news. For the past year now I have left this story go unupdated, I have tried many times to write the next chapter, and I've got a fair bit of it written, but... things then changed. You see, last december I stumbled upon a little comic strip called Peanuts. It was about a boy named Charlie Brown, his lovable dog Snoopy, his many interesting friends, and the funny misadventures they had. I don't know quite how it happened, but I just instantly fell in love with the franchise, and for this year I have been writing Peanuts fanfiction crossovers, and I have had a lot of fun doing it. I am however ashamed of how long it took me to get back into writing for this story, but in my attempts to continue my ambitions I came to a realisation. You see, this was the first fanfiction I started writing, and while I'm very proud of it and enjoyed writing every word of it, even the mispronounced ones, I admit my writing was not so good when I started out. And something that's always bothered me is that this story is based on another authors story, the great DeExil. For a while now I've started to feel like I have done him an unkindness by writing my own version of his story, the only reason I've never talked to him about it is that I'm too ashamed, and scared he'll be furious if he does realize what I've done. And frankly, a lot of the plot I conceived for later on in the story, while it seemed great at first, now when I think of it, it's pretty rediculous and unrealistic. And I admit, the OC's I created for this story weren't any good, and I'm worried about my characterisation in this story, I feel it wasn't always accurate. I admit, while I still enjoy rereading this story, i feel it is not as good as it should have been, and the way I've been putting off an update, forcing you to wait like this is inexcusable. So, my dear friends, it is with a very heavy heart that I reveal to you the sad, unholy truth. I am discontinuing this story, in favour of writing Peanuts stories. You must understand, I enjoy writing for the Peanuts section so much, I've made some great friends, there are lots of stories that I like, but frankly there aren't enough authors writing here. The Naruto category has thousands of wonderful stories, curtousy of many fabulous writers, including many of you who read this story. Peanuts needs more authors writing fanfictions for it, and while I know I'm not one of the all time greats, I'm proud of the two Peanuts crossovers I've written, and I plan to write more in the future, after these two are finished. I believe that "It's the Philosophers Stone, Charlie Brown" Is my best work, and while it's not nearly as popular as this story (I can't thank you all enough for making it so) I have a few good fans and friends from it, and though college has left me in a rut for a while I'm now back on track to writing. I'm just where I want to be. It's sad though, this was my first story, and I always thought, even mere days ago, that I would someday finish it, and even write sequels to it. I always thought I'd update, and I can never thank you all enough for being so patient in waiting for me. I can never tell you all how grateful I am for the support I've received for this story, over three hundred favourites and the stories been placed in fifteen communities, I've even been asked to join a few, but I'm not a community person. I can honestly say I'm ashamed of myself for having to give up this story, I really wanted to write more for it, but lately I just feel like I can't do it, it's become so difficult to write and there are a lot of problems I face in writing it. And again, I'm ashamed for making you wait so long for an update, and I don't want to force you to wait hopelessly for years for an update that never comes. You never know, maybe someday I'll be back to writing Naruto. Maybe someday... I will come back to this story. But if that day happens, I'm afraid it will be far, far away. I'm so sorry, to all of you. Every person who has reviewed, read, or even skimped over this story, I can't thank you enough, your support has always mattered so much, made me very happy. I tell you, just writing this note has brought me close to tears, I'm so sorry I'm doing this. But I have to move on, I believe my writing has improved now and I've got many new ideas to share with the world of Peanuts fanfictions. Just accepting for myself that this story is being cancelled is unbearably painful, I promise you I'll never get over this. If anyone ever wanted to take this story up for themselves, be my guest, I won't stop you, I'd praise you for being so noble. But I just can't do it anymore. It's been a long journey, my fanfiction career, but now I believe I've finally found my place on this site, but sadly... it isn't here. Don't worry too much though, you have plenty of fine writers writing stories for Naruto and the gang, many fine men and women dedicated to making a worthy contribution to this site. I am proud to have considered myself one of you, and it breaks my heart to have to leave you. Hopefully this is for the best though. Once more, I want to thank each and every one of you, for some of the best times of my life. Thank you all for reading this story, I hope you all find many great Naruto stories by other authors to entertain you. Despite my new writing position, I'll still be reading Naruto fanfics, it was NaruHina fics that got me into this experience in the first place. Thank you all so much, I'm so sorry it has to be this way. May the will of fire always burn strong within your hearts. Farewell my friends... farewell.