Welcome Back Story in, what, August? It's March now. Six months have passed. You guys were so supportive that it's time to show you that I've not been resting on my laurels. So here's the deal. As of today, I'm 28,000+ words into the Prequel, that is, Trilogy, Part One. I'm going to try to finish it this weekend; it's about three-quarters done, I think. After that's completed, I'm going to begin the rewrite of the Welcome Back story. When it's finished, Corriea and I will work a way to re-post that. It might seem odd to repost the entire story for posterity, but there are going to be quite a few not-insignificant changes to it, now that we have a coherent plot and actually know where it's all going to go. When that's all finished, we'll go into Part Three. I'm not giving anything about Part Three away, other than that it's going to be epic. Now, I told everyone before that there was going to be a .PDF file, and I've gotten about a hundred e-mail addresses collected. This remains in effect; however, I'm going to wait until the Trilogy is finished, then send out the whole completed thing. But wait, there's more! The .PDF will contain, I kid you not, bonus materials! Artwork, character bios, things like that. This is turning into quite the project for me, and I've got help on it. Correia isn't co-authoring the prequel with me. It's all me. Though, in case it isn't clear, chapters in italics are flashback sequences. These aren't necessarily arranged in chronological order. The present-tense parts of the story take place in the fall of 2003. And yes, I did actually attend the University described in the story, for three years. (By the way, Michigan Tech? Your football team sucks. Nyah! ) No, I didn't actually do any of the other stuff described in the story. Every word of this is fiction, and any semblance to any persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental, except where it's deliberate, and those people know who they are. As I've said, I'm not quite finished with the Part One. But as I post the story, I'm only going to put up a chapter every few days. No more than three times a week, probably only twice, just to...well, to drag it out, to give me enough time to finish. So THR, to show my gratitude for how much fun you made writing the last story, I present Trilogy: Part One. Oh...all of these works are Copyright 2007, The Nightcrawler Group, and may not be copied in part or in full without the express written consent of the author. Offer not available in Alaska and Hawaii. Additional roaming charges may apply when outside of your network area. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Yadda yadda yadda. Don't rip off my stuff, please. It's free anyway!