The first thing I want you all to know: deleting this story was one of the hardest things I've ever done. 'Headstrong' has been my baby for so long now, I feel deeply emotionally attached to it. On the 12th of December, the story got 3 years old. It's almost hard to believe how long it has been since I started it. I absolutely loved writing the story, and I loved discussing it with people. And as the Bleach fandom began to die out, I realized more and more, than this story means more to me than anything else I've ever written. Its characters stopped being something fake and artificial, taken from somebody else's imagination, and, on many levels, they became my own. In fact, the fandom became more of a restriction than a supporting foundation to my work with the plot. There is too much that needs to happen. Too many things that are just going to turn out crippled and wrong if I carry on like this.
You have to understand. This was a long time coming. I probably should've done it a year ago, at least, but I think I felt bad for disappointing everyone who was following this story. Now I know it's the right decision.
I've been rewriting 'Headstrong' as an original work for a while now, which is probably why I haven't been very active on fanfiction. If anyone is still interested in the story as an original work, you can find it on my profiles (name being Quinne Bach) in wattpad and authonomy. Links to my profile pages are provided in my fanfiction profile. I've only got a bit uploaded so far, but I'm getting there, through lots of editing. For those interested in my other story, 'Dearest', it'll also be going up there, but for now I'm holding my horses, because I need to flesh it out a bit more. Thank you for those who have been with me for such a long time. I hope some of you still read my work, albeit not with Gin and Toushiro, and not on fanfiction. I'm leaving chapter one here, still. And I hope to hear from you guys, again. Come read my work on those websites, PM me, comment, and I'll make sure to reply. :)