Secondly, it turns out that my pickle is actually a tiny, shriveled up gherkin. ;) Thank you to everyone for participating in the poll; it's certainly helped clarify my thinking regarding my next story. So, it turns out that once Rook is complete, I'll begin posting my wintery/Christmas fic, The Promise of Frost. My goal is for that to be the New Year, but that'll depend on how well Spike and Buffy behave in Rook. ;)
Thirdly, thank you to everyone who took the time on my last post regarding Alicia. I haven't had the chance yet to respond to everyone, but I will get around to that at some point before I go to bed tonight. It's been a rather stressful evening, but I'm feeling much better about the whole incident in general. So thank you *hugs*.