The following comment was sent by Anon and it was so good I had to post it here. Thanks Anon!
It's so good to read a story that is about hope
rather than being a revel in violence. The way I
figure it, when someone writes, they can create
any world they want. Over and over, the authors of
SOL pen violent stories, where the viciousness of
the good guys is just as bad as the nastiness of
the bad guys. The writers are just people who like
violence and set up "good vs. bad" scenarios as a
justification for bloodiness. I've been thinking
about what kind of story could be written in which
the world, with the infinite possibilities
available in the imaginative space of these
stories, could be a cleansing, welcoming place.
Thank you for writing one such universe.
My only regret is that there is no other way to say thank you to this person for something that would touch any author's heart.
So, once again, thank you Anon!
Warmest regards to all, Ol'Mac