This is a story I began in march of 2007, writing it serially on a xanga blog; I lapsed in my writing of the story, but finally completed it in january of 2011. However, since I like this blogger layout better, I decided I ought to transfer it here to its own site as a stand-alone piece. You can begin reading by selecting the chapter headings in the sidebar to the right. I also have a prequel short story that was written 7 years before I started this story. That is listed before chapter 1 in the sidebar.