I submitted the story once and then had my editor look at it, silly me. He and I came up with an alternate ending that I like oh so much more. I hope you enjoy it. Special thanks goes to my editor, Nyte. He's been my muse, my inspiration and a great source of teeth grinding, but he makes my work better and me a better author. Thanks, sweetie.
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