Just to tell you guys, A Masquerade of Shadows is out, the sequel to this story! You guys rock.
And a last word to Jenna, the guest reviewer: I hope you see this, because I haven't had anyone review for a while, and your squeeing made me laugh. To be honest, I've looked back at this, a year on, and this story seems almost juvenile compared to my recent ones. So to get as encouraging reviews as you have given is awesome. Thank you very, very much.