Ohgeez, I'm sorry for taking so long. As you can tell, my vacation went on a lot longer than I expected and I'm terribly sorry for my absence.

Anyhoo, I have some news: I know that I promised I'd present two chapters upon my return, but when I was away and I had access to my computer, I read over my current chapters a number of times and I've begun to realize I'm not really satisfied with the end result so-far. The story is taking too long to pick up pace for my tastes, and we probably won't be getting into the meat of the main story for another 4 - 8 chapters, which, for some reason, really bugs me.

During my vacation, I came up with a number of ideas on how to fix this and the one I entertained the most was scarping the current plot and starting from scratch. Overall, the plot won't be too terribly different - the group of civilian survivors will team-up with military, albeit under different circumstances, and probably sooner. However, the setting will change and will be start in California in the town that Will's siblings and mother are in, which means a number of characters will be eliminated, such as Mimi, Frank, Charlie, Reznov, Caleb, etc and will be replaced by other characters. Corporal Lockhart and Sergeant Westbrook will still make appearances, as will Travis. That's all the information I'm willing to divulge at the moment~

However, as an author with fans, I am obligated to ask your opinions on this matter: what do you want? Please, if you want your voice to be heard, either shoot me a PM, or go to my profile and vote on the poll I'll be putting up. Please, please, please, PLEASE DO NOT EXPRESS YOUR OPINION IN THE REVIEWS! I'll give the whole thing between one and three weeks, depending on the amount of feedback I receive.

That's all I've got to say for now, and I deeply apologize for putting the brakes on this story again :I