Looking back on this story years later, I realize what I different writer I am, and what a different person I am.
This story is and will always be my first love, but I have outgrown it. That being said, I plan to re-write all of it, and finally pursue publishing.
For new readers, I deeply apologize for leaving you hanging like this, but I hope that what I've left here sparks enough of your interest to keep you looking for my work on the bookshelves (whenever that day comes).
Thank you always to anyone who ever read a single word I wrote; it is the greatest compliment I could ask for.
Should anything change, I'll be sure to let you all know. All I ask is that you all never forget about Crystal and Jake. I promise you that they speak to me on a daily basis, begging me to finish their story. One of these days, I'll actually do it.