I'm sorry to anyone who thought this might be an update (finally), and if you're disappointed I apologise again, but I had to make this message.

Recently, I was made aware that someone had stolen this story, changed the names, and posted it under their own name. I want to thank Ditkata for making me aware of this.

If you're reading this right now and have any ideas about stealing my work, let me say one thing:

I will find it. I will be made aware of the theft, and I will find the stolen work, and it will be reported. I take plagiarism very seriously. If you steal my work, I will know about it. If you stoop to that level – out of jealousy for talent, out of boredom, whatever your reason – then let it be known that I find it rather pathetic.

Please do not steal anyone else's work and claim it as your own.

Also: if anyone else notices my work being stolen and posted elsewhere, please do not hesitate to inform me. I appreciate it, I really do.

Again, sorry this isn't an actual update. If I'm honest, I'm not sure if Child of War will ever be updated again, but we'll see what the future brings. (I also want to thank everyone who stuck with it for so long, and especially to anyone still waiting).