No, your eyes do not deceive you. I have returned after not posting for an entire year. This is mostly due to one amazing anonymous commenter who sent me a message about two weeks ago, saying that they were still awaiting the new chapter. Let me be honest: I'd completely given up on this story. Part 15 has been sitting on my desktop and in my iPad's memory for the longest time. Years, I think, but I can't say for sure, because it's been so long.
But I have unfairly forced you to wait quite long enough, dear readers, all due to my selfish perfectionism. So... I'm uploading it now. As a Christmas gift to all of you who are still loyal -- and oh my gosh, for those of you out there who are still reading this, you are the greatest people ever. I'm so happy that someone still enjoys reading what I started five years ago. This story is still my pride and joy, even if I haven't touched Wizard101 in at least a year... but this is still something that I can proudly tell people about as one of my greatest achievements.
Keep in mind that there are some loose ends in this chapter, and... I apologize for those. I'm... not sure if the sequel is happening anymore. I want to say it is, but... okay, it's probably not. I'm so incredibly out of sync with the W101 world now that I really don't think I can write something like that. I'd love to -- rereading this chapter to edit it, I realized how very much I miss these characters. Maybe I'll make a short story-type sequel thing if I get bored one day. I still know what I had in mind for the plot, and I think I could sum it all up pretty quickly...
Also, I almost forgot to mention: hopefully someone will be editing this soon. I'm not sure what name he wants me to call him by, haha, but we've been corresponding through e-mails. He tried to get it edited by Christmas, but I DID only send it to him two weeks ago, so it's not that surprising that he didn't finish. But thanks to him for the offer, and maybe I can update this later on with a much better version. But really, it's not fair for me to hold off on you guys anymore.
I told you forever ago that I would not give up on what I've started, and here we are, at the end. So here's the final chapter, everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas!
(Okay, so yeah, it's 11:52 in Mountain Standard Time, and it's probably not Christmas anymore for most of you... but whatever! Hope you HAD a good one, anyway! ^^)
EDIT: Holy freaking gosh I just realized that Part 14 was in OCTOBER OF 2010. That's insane. I left this waaay too long... O_o
The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze - Part 15