This is the first time I've written anything this long. The emails I've received and votes you've given are very encouraging. This story is complete, but I am pushing myself to work on the next.
Your honest critiques will help me make subsequent works better. I would especially like to hear from those who gave lower votes, like the T/P/A of 5/1/2, to try to understand how I could have done a better job.
Thanks to those who vote and those who write.