I feel a bit betrayed by this final chapter. I've followed your characters and universe for months worth of my spare-time reading. I've felt like you've done and excellent job of creating subtle, nuanced characters that are more three-dimensional than many fanfic stories manage. The plot has been intriguing and I've been wondering how all the loose ends will be tied up. Then this. I appreciate the farce and the digs at fanfic cliches, but it felt a little like you were just sick of the story and wanted to kill it rather than invest any more time. I can understand why you might feel that way, you've been working on it for years. At the same time, I'd almost prefer that it was abandoned rather than have this sort of an ending tacked on to what otherwise is a very compelling story. Any chance that if you are tired of writing this story you could get rid of this ending and instead write a bullet point summary that ties up the loose ends. That way your readers aren't left hanging and your otherwise strong story doesn't end with a whimper.
This wasn't the end of the story. It was an April Fool's joke. However, the joke seems to be on me, since WT is now broken and I can't add more chapters or edit the existing ones.
The story continues, and I'm halfway done with chapter 18. I'd love to post it here, but it seems that WT isn't really concerned with its broken-ness, so you'll hae to go to that other popular fanfic site to read it. Email me if you have questions.
If anyone else is out there, I hope you get this message, too.
Chapter 13: Death By Stabbing