I just wanted to thank readers for the incredible feedback and scores I've received for this story (since the first inexplicable vote - a 1.00). Thanks to everyone who has contacted me and been so supportive!
I just queued the next chapter. I had forgotten to add the Violence tag, so I added it (though it will be several chapters before any real violence occurs).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy Chapter 2 and please feel free to share your thoughts if you like. I always enjoy hearing from readers and will respond to all non-anonymous feedback I receive.