All right. So. Feel free to hate me for this but…

This is not an update.

I'm sorry. Instead, this is me saying this story is going on hiatus for… the foreseeable future. I have, unfortunately, lost my steam for this story, as much as I love it, and the characters. My desire to write on it has just… evaporated.

This story was supposed to be a one shot. That's it. Instead, it grew, and, at that point, I figured, "Eh. It'll be between five and ten chapters, no biggie. I'll finish it quick." Um… yeah… for those of you that know me personally, you'll realize that my brain doesn't work that way, and, instead, it came up with a nice, fun, complicated, long ass plot line that I don't really have the time or inclination to work on.

I have several other stories I want to work on, things I think I may actually be able to write and finish quickly. So, I'm going to work on those. Maybe, over the summer of next year, I'll get back to this story. Maybe something will give me the drive to work on this story again sooner than that. I have no idea.

In any case, this story is done for a while. I while not be letting anyone else take it. The idea of giving this story away kills me. However, if someone is interested in co-authoring this with me or something, lemme know, and we'll talk. It may enable me to actually write this story again. Who knows?

So. Bitch at me, rant about how much I suck, flame me for choosing to do this. If you're going to do any of that, however, all I ask is that you submit a signed review or PM me, so that I can at least respond to what's been said.

I figured I ought to post a note since I'd come to this decision, instead of just letting more and more time pass, because I know how much I hate that when I'm reading a story that's in progress.

For those of you that were reading and enjoying this story, I apologize. If you'd like status updates on what's going on with it, just e-mail me or something. Or IM me. Both my addresses are in my profile. Whatever floats your boat.

That's all I got.

-Shadowed and Shattered