Thanks so much for all the comments, everyone :)
And thanks to everybody who has been writing lately! I've been catching up on all the stories and I've decided we're really lucky to have such awesome people willing to share their stories here. So good job everyone! :)
Hope you're all having a good Tuesday.
For those that mentioned the brevity of chapter one, a decent sized second chapter can be found here. ;) Also, here's a Table of Contents for those interested. :)