I have to say, after reading the intro in the first chapter and getting to this, I am a bit nervous about the ending, especially the underlined was. Perhaps I am just overreading. But you should finish soon. There are 3 or 4 chapters left, right? (If the count you left in a previous chapter is still accurate).
Also, I re-discovered this fanfic after reading it for the first time a long time ago. It always stuck in my head as one of my favorites. Can't wait to see more!
Author's Response: I am thrilled that you have re-read this fic that is taking soooooooo long to finish. It warms my heart that it has always stuck in your head. That really makes my day, and encourages me to attempt once again to conclude the one chapter that is STILL kicking my bottom. As to the underlined "was": I won't tell you any hints, but I will say that I discovered long ago as a writer that sometimes foreshadowing occurs when we don't really intend it ... To alleviate your fears, though, perhaps take a look at the warnings for this fic again. Stay tuned! cj