Well, I'm glad you feel it was the right way to go. And you're absolutely right about the other tragic happenings in this story. I felt like with all the other losses, this little return gives them at least the one thing to be happy about. Well, besides the defeat of Trigon. Which was another worry of mine--making this too easy. I wanted it to be something that required Raven to be doing the 'trying to get back' part. All Zerrich was trying was this last-ditch effort with nothing but the hope that Raven was trying as hard as she could on her end, with no garauntee that she was or was even capable of doing so. One thing I've tried hard to be guilty of...making people not trust me. Well okay, at least in regards to the story. I really hadn't planned on making this segment so suspenseful. Really, they were going to find her passed out, Zerrich was going to be too weak to do anything, but she comes to and everyone realizes she would be okay. But I had already written that she'd disappeared, so that whole finding her bit got obliterated. That was when I decided I really wanted people to think she'd died. The return-segment was a much more built-up version of the first plan, with more of the 'is she gonna make it?' feel mixed in. Obviously. And I'm definitely happy that the scene did what it did. Thanks for the props, and I'm glad this scene worked out this way. You've been one of those few but appreciated long-term readers that I could really count on to give it to me straight, and you have no idea how much I've appreciated it all this time. I do have a very small readership for this story, but the people that have stuck with it have been the intelligent ones I'd rather have than the dozens of drive-by posters who can't even type net-speak properly, forget normal English. Of course, which I think is what warrants this return. Give the readers something back, you know? I know! Well, okay, only took me forever to finish this thing. But yeah, that'll be all after this. My plans are definitely going to be on non-TT projects from here on out. I don't even know if I can post them on WFWC, being as they may not relate. And they'll be pictorial But hey, I may try my hand at showing some of my other stuff off here once I decide to focus on it. Well, hopefully more Epilogue this weekend. I REALLY gotta push at myself to finish. We're just too close!