Just wanted to update everyone with what is going on with the story at the moment.
First things first I am not going anywhere anytime soon, just because I have not updated the story for a while does not mean I have abandoned it. I have not spent almost a decade on this just to kick it to the side.
If anyone has noticed in the meantime between the last chapter and this note the story has actually gained almost an additional 40,000 words as I painstakingly went through and rewrote the at present, 25 chapters to make them actually readable. Because holy shit 9 years of retrospective reading is brutal to see what I wrote back then. As a result I want to thank all of you that were able to look past that shitshow and have carried on reading the story through the good and the bad of the story. Amusingly for me is that I actually spend more time re-writing the chapters than I spent on some of them in the first place due to how bad the spelling, grammar and general approach was the first time.
For those of you who do not want to re-read it, you are not missing out on any major changes to the story. Though I have fixed a few plot holes that invariably turn up in a story that had no real planning back then and added some needed elaboration at points. For those of you who want to re-read it and let me know what you think of TOTH v 2.0 I would be happy to hear your feedback.
The next chapter is in the works, however I wanted to be honest with you and let you know what I was currently focusing on which was the re-write, as only those who focus on story statistics might have noticed the word count creeping up but little other updates in terms of news from me.
If anyone is interested I am also uploading the new chapters to WattPad myself for anyone who prefers their format, but obviously with it only having the rewrite the story is currently much shorter than what is available here.
Still, as always my messages are always open for anyone who wants to ask questions about the story and I will always endeavour to answer any requests you may have.