**Cautiously steps out and looks around...**

Is anyone alive out there? Can anybody hear me?

Well, it certainly has been a long time hasn't it? You are probably only here becase you alerted the story many eons ago or are just passing through.

*Looks down with shame at feet and shuffles.*

I know, I suck. I've wasted enough of your time so I shall not waste anymore.

Real life. It happens. And if there are any of you out there still interested, this story will be completed - but for the sake of honesty I can't tell you exactly when. Throughout this extremely long sabbatical I have graduated (finally), my Marine husband has been deployed and he's coming back in a few weeks and we are moving away from our families from the East to the West Coast.

Stupid, stupid real life.

I know where I want this to go but it won't come out of my fingers and I can't get my thoughts straight. (I wrote this damn thing like what, three years ago?) So if you are still getting email updates, or just having a look-see, stay tuned!

To all of you that have reviewed, favorited, alerted this story: I heart you and sincerely appreciate the time you took to read my brains exhaust fumes, you are all shining stars in the realm of awesome.

Stay tuned.