To my readers,

I just have to say, I'm really sorry for this let down. Throughout the entire lifetime of this story, I haven't been as dedicated of an author as I have been for my other Contestshipping fic, Love Unexpected, despite all of the wonderful support you've all given me. The reason for that, I don't know. My updates for this story have been inconsistent, and this is the longest I have ever gone without updating. For this, I'm really sorry, but I can't seem to keep writing for this story.

Sure, I have the entire plot down and everything, but I'm lacking the inspiration to get the ideas written into words. No matter how hard I try, I keep getting stopped by Writer's Block. It really has become a major problem for me, so I just wanted to tell you all now that I will be discontinuing this story for the time being. Unfortunate, considering the fact that I only have five chapters left...

But I'm not stopping it for good! It will only be discontinued until I can think of another plot for the story, which will hopefully be soon since I'm already coming up with a lot of ideas. When I get done with that, I'm going to delete this story, and then post the new one up. It will definitely have the same title, same idea, and most of the same events, but many things will be altered as well.

Until that time comes, please be patient with me. Once I get done with my other fic, Love Unexpected, I will get right to work on the rewriting process. I promise—and this time, I swear I'm going through with this promise—that I will completely dedicate all of my writing time to the new Absol, and I will be updating every weekend like I did for Love Unexpected. I was successful in doing it for LU, so I will be for the rewritten version of this story, too—I can guarantee it. It will be my big fanfiction project for the upcoming school year like LU was for last year!

For the time being, I'd like to ask all of you to be patient with me. I will be posting another author's note after this one about three days before I post the first chapter of the rewritten version. Hopefully, you guys will continue to support me despite how bad of an author I was for this story. Please continue to support me when the new one comes around, and I will be sure to follow through with the rewritten version and be as dedicated to it as I was Love Unexpected.

With all of that said, I'd like to thank all of you for all of the support this far. Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you all soon when the rewritten version of Absol takes form. Thank you.

Much love,