Hello all

Thanks so much for the feedback on the story and for Augur for filling in some blanks. I'll do my best to respond to everyone, and I apologize for the long break. I had some personal issues that have taken some time for me to work through. I'm glad so many of you seemed to enjoy the story. I'm working on the stakes, and I'll post them as soon as I can. Again, thanks to everyone for being patient.