It's been almost 6 years since I first published this story here, and since then, I have found myself asking myself from time to time if I wanted to explore the possibility of a sequel. This story has been a great stand-alone story and I kept telling myself, "No, don't mess with it. It's perfect just the way it is." And I let that thought slip away again into the recesses of my mind, where it remains nothing more than a back burner idea for a later date.
But in light of everything that has been going on in the world lately, I find myself thinking about it again. This time I can't push it away; that little voice keeps telling me that maybe a sequel wouldn't be a bad idea. "We need more light at the end of the dark tunnel," that voice says. "The world needs the happy endings so we can believe and have hope for the future that things will work out, that things will get better. If everything is doom and gloom with no hope in sight, what will inspire us to move forward and push through the darkness until we reach the light on the other side?"
So after much consideration, I would like to proudly announce that 6 years to the day will bring that light, and I hope you all enjoy the continuation, which I will make so it can either stand alone by itself or be a continuation to this story. Please be sure to leave any feedback/thoughts/words of support you may have, as I will need some serious concentration and willpower to do this on top of working full time and being a newlywed who is desperately trying to clean up her pig stye of an apartment and still have some semblance of a social life (ha!) before her birthday.
Thank you all for the love and support you've shown this story over the years. You guys are the reason I've decided to give this the happy ending our two favorite characters deserve.
aka M&M Forever