So, it's been over a year since I've updated this. It started with a kidney stone that lasted all of my Christmas break last year, followed by interviews for med school, and then the start of med school and real life crashing down on me relentlessly. It sucked away the inspiration I had for this fic, and I let it fall to the wayside.
Explanations for my absence aside, I cannot begin to thank everyone who has, over the past year, favorited, followed or commented on this story despite the lack of updates. It is humbling to think anyone would like this story so much.
Now, a year later, with some free time on hand and having adjusted to the demands of medical school, I would like to offer my thanks. I can't write this as I'd initially planned to write it –- I'm a slow writer at the best of times, and it would be more time consuming than I can afford.
If anyone is interested, I can, however, open this fic up to questions from any readers, past or present, who want their curiosity over something sated. Ask me anything about the plot of the fic or the motivation of the characters, and I'll try to write something that would answer the question. Want to know what happened between Jack and Pitch that caused their separation? Want to know what Pitch is actually planning to do? Do you just want to know how I'd intended for the fic to end? Something else entirely? Send me a PM or review including the question, and I'll do my best to respond with a relevant chapter.
I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've made any sort of contact, especially because the response to this fic was so generous and far kinder than I ever would have expected. I wish I could give you the whole fic as I'd envisioned it, but I know my limitations. I still think anyone still interested deserves something from me, though, so I hope this makes up for my absence at least a little bit.