Author's Note:
Ugh, I have to go out of state for a few months on very short notice. I was hoping to have enough time this week to finish editing the next chapter, but I'm leaving tomorrow morning and it's still not done. To top it off, I wont have any internet access while I'm gone and I have to leave my computer, too. ; (
I know you guys have been patiently waiting for an update through my busy summer, but it looks like it's going to be a while longer. This story is not abandoned, and I should have time around Christmas for a big update. Thanks for sticking with me thus far and I'm looking forward to when I can write for you guys again. : )

Take care,