Matt, i got to hand it to ya, that was a very beautiful and unexpected ending those this story. I expected an apocalyptic fight, but instead we get a flash foward to when Raven was at peace. Your statements about Religion and God are extremely interesting, how the absence of religion actually did make everyone kinda...more enlightened in a sense, i can't really put this into words, but you've done a great job with that angle. And while i personally don't believe god is that sadistic and evil, i happen to agree with your take about religion. I truly do. You've also made it seem realistic with many people choosing to deny it all, and still sticking to their old beliefs, despite god being revealed in this universe as bad. Says alot about humanity really, we come in many shades hehe. ANd Raven changing her name to Tara Strong? Nice tribute to that brilliant voice actress XD And what's this? I find myself reading this chapter and saying "DAMN, Michael IS a husband!" Finally starts acting the role i'd say. Although a final word from carrie and the titans would have been interesting, but i can't complain, you've pretty much explained their fates anyway, and carrie as the leader of a new generation of heroes? awesome. Blue danube, ah i love that song XD. Classic I could just hear the music as you described Raven and Michael doing the waltz, very peaceful and lovely imagery in this update, which i think is the perfect way to end it. You've got great talent and imagery mate, picking an ending i would not expect, but yet, is oh so fitting XD. Unless of course, you have an epilogue i dont know about? This was beautiful nonetheless. My one complaint/worry is how Michael managed to plan all this ahead. From Carrie's capture to getting the media placed at exactly the right place at exactly the right time without the 'all knowing' god knowing. It borders on Deus Ex Machina hehe, but i doesn't detract from my enjoyment of this story. Edit: >stab< No "Xth post!" statements please. We can all read the little numbers on the side.