VERY LATE UPDATE:
To anyone keeping up with this story: I am NOT abandoning it! I apologize for the wait; I'm actually getting married in a few weeks and have been very busy for the past year doing many things in preparation. I've had very little time to write or do anything other than daily necessities.
So I hope you'll forgive me... I still plan on finishing this out. :) Once I get moved into my new residence and way of life, I can update!
PS DO NOT REPLY TO THIS "CHAPTER". PM me if you wish to reply to this!