February 3rd, 2007

Beloved Stage 6

Update Beloved - Chapter 26 - Homecoming

liliaeth and I offer the hopefully long awaited next chapter of Beloved. It takes place at the same time as the last chapter. Please follow the Warning Alert System.

Of note: It’s come to our attention that labeling the last interlude 25/26 might have misled some readers into thinking that the story is one chapter away from being complete. Never fear (or be very afraid). There’s loads of story left to go!

2014 - November
Will is 10 ½ years old
Alonna is 9 years old
Bethany is 5 years old

Amber Alert
At long last, our boy comes home (as you might have guessed from the chapter title). We hear from a new voice and gather the clan. One day we’re gonna learn to write stories with either one or two characters in it. Beloved’s cast has become unwieldy. By the way? You might consider this your friendly tissue warning alert.

Please, as always, read and comment! Buffy!Muse swears we’re giving her a complex, and demands something light and fluffy to work on next. I believe she’s been looking in the directory for psychiatric help. Perhaps it’s time to leave chocolate and warm, fuzzy slippers by her bed?

Feedback is always welcomed.

Goddess bless willa_writes - my prime-time read-through buddy and Ringo connection, gillo, whose enthusiastic cheerleading and love for our characters won’t let us give up the struggle to see this through to the end, and just_sue, for hanging in there with me when times get rough, both in real and fandom life.

To read Beloved from the beginning, go to simply_beloved, our official home, or Here.

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Calling All Of Beloved's Readers

Good day, Gentle Readers. Now that we've posted the latest chapter - Homecoming - in our little saga, liliaeth and I would appreciate your input in the way Beloved's storyline continues.

Poll #920125 Beloved's Path

As a reader, which of the following options would you prefer:

Move the story along so we can get to the end of Will's suffering sooner, instead of lingering where his pain is at its peak.
Tell more of Will's story. He's been through a horrid experience and it's bound to leave its mark. We want to see the immediate fallout amongst his family and friends as he's dealing with his old life.

Don't worry about hurting our feelings - we're simply at an impasse and you're just helping two writers get a clearer picture. Which is why we're not telling you which choice is who's.

It would also be cool if you'd expound on your choice in the comments. We'd like to know why you feel as you do.

Many thanks in advance!