norah_hunt: thanks for the review. It's always nice to be called godsent, especially when one of your nicknames at school is 'fallen angel'. ^^;; As for Will's 'I live in Asia now'...well, he does live in Asia. And he's still a juvenile, so he can't legally be living alone, now can he? You have to wait until next chapter to see what's up.

Elusive Kat: Yay! Someone actually sent in suggestions! Hurrah! Island countries and their troubles...yup, I think that's where we're headed.

Ashura: I'm always slightly worried whenever I write magic-fics, if I don't explain it, people will say I'm doing stuff that's impossible. Well, magic is, strictly speaking, impossible, but you know...And gang's reactions, coming up next. Um..there will be some slash/yaoi - my first fic with it, I have a friend who's going to kill me - but not purely slash. ^_^

Winds of Flame: 'Course Merry didn't change. He's been the same for thousands of years, he's too petrified to bend! And as for your two options: yup yup, love them too. Although I, in my infinite boredom-during- class, have come up with several other options...

Will: I'm afraid to ask.

I made you cool here, didn't I?

Will: I've become a cynical jerk!

With mad skilz.

Will: True.

Here are the ages, by the way. -Merriman: thousands of years old. We're talking seriously antiquated, here. -Simon: eldest of the teens; he's 18, and about to start university at Oxford. Who's a little genius, then? -Jane: seventeen years old -Bran: seventeen years old -Will: seventeen years old; seeing a pattern here? -Barney: youngest, at fifteen

Will's gonna live in a big city, by the way. Same reasons as you put; besides, Will still has the power to cloud peoples' mind. That comes in mighty handy, lemme tell ya.

Northstar: I'm glad you like Will. I know that the direction I'm taking his changes could be controversial.

Rachel and Sophie W: I do like Japan, but some stuff about it wouldn't be conducive for my plotline. On the other hand, maybe if I can carry this story through to conclusion, we can have them visit Japan and have a whole bunch of anime x-overs! ^_^

Alana Lee: OoB Will thanks you for not being judgemental. DiR Will says that his counterpart is commiting overkill. OoB Will gives DiR Will a raspberry. DiR Will jumps OoB Will. The Wills are now engaged in a dustcloud-fight. You know, in anime, where heads and stuff pop out...

Sorry, random silliness there. ^_^

And Will, as I've mentioned, is going to be a good ol' city-boy.

Mathais-88: Why is everyone so amazed that I've made Will move? They seem less surprised when I make him throw fireballs. ;) Well, it's cool when a plot twists. And thanks!

A-man: Thanks.

Cherrylad: Thanks for the comments on the dialogue, I'm rather anxious about that since I want to make them sound, well, properly British. Not slangy like Americans, not loose-ish like know, something like what Brits would really say. I hope I carried it off. The fact that you don't quite agree with where I've put Will (actually, I think it very unlikely too - I just force that over so I can write ^^;;) but still like my story enough to read and review (the review part is particularly rare among browsers ^_^) is a huge compliment. Thanks. The language of the spells, by the way, was based on German, though I modified (aka mangled) a lot of the words so that it isn't any discernible tongue at all.

Gramarye: I'll take the hug, if you please. ;) Sorry if the next chapter isn't coming out yet...since it's a laying-the-basis type of chapter, I've been sweating over the details. (sigh) Hope to get it up sooner, though.

Caitie: Aww! I'm on a fave list! (blushes) Thanks!