Hello, this is Keiko Sahara.

I'm sorry that I have left you guys for over 2 years. I've been dealing with curve balls life has sent to put me down. The first is the college life wasn't for me, so I dropped out I regret to say. The Job market just hasn't been kind to me, nor has my family for that matter. I'm now considered the Black Sheep of my family cause of my big heart, and my way of not speaking back when people argue at me... But yes. I've also, one of my biggest factors of why I have not written in the past 2 years is because of my health. I've always been a weak person when it came to health, but my health hit an all time low. I developed the disease known as Herpes Zolster or more commonly refered to as "Shingles" a mutation of the Chicken pox virus. I caught this disease a few days before my 20th birthday, and have had nerve damage from it since. I've been to nureologist after nuerologist when my head started to twitch uncontrollably to the right, non-stop for two months. This has really hampered me, but I have slowly learned to over come this handicap. But the most important reason why I haven't written in 2 years is because I was at job corp learning how to be a pharmacy technician. At the current moment I'm living with my roommate in Wilmington NC and am trying to find a job. But now i'm finally away from my family's depressing household, and am happy for once. Now, I can finally try and work on my story Away from the Sun, and maybe some of Saving America and I'm the Villian afterwards. I'm sorry for my long absence, but know as u can see I've had more than a good reason to have not been working on my beloved story. I hope to at least start dealing out chapters once a month rather than once a week, so i won't strain myself to work so fast on it. And it will be better, and bigger than the first one. I also plan to do a re-write of AFTS, to fix plot bugs and grammar and just make the story flow better. Thank you, and please be patient with me... I'm sorry my fans...

Melissia Vann