Unfortunately ladies & gents, I will have to end this story here. I'm still experiencing many technical issues on my end and without knowing when those will be resolved, it makes it very hard to pick up the story again after such a long time, taking into consideration that we all will set our focus back to school etc.
It's been a great journey thanks to all of you. The feedback received from this story has been very positive and I've been delighted to see I've even inspired some on this site to enter the story writing game. That is the ultimate goal of satisfaction for any writer and I am glad that has been achieved.
If you told me I would get over 40,000 views here within around a month, no chance would I believe you considering my most popular story before was only lurking around 3,000/4,000 hits. It's great to see how popular this has become and who knows, I may return with a FM14 story in the future.
Regarding Story of the Month, I have no idea what happen so you all have to fill me in on that. Without sounding cocky or whatever, I know my story was quite strong so there is the possibility of a nomination so if that's the case, I owe that to you guys because the startling thing about my story has definitely been your response.
I didn't get to vote and I would like to say that my vote would have gone to Iwalter66's Oriental Lisboa story, which I believe ended. Iwalter66's story for me has been a great breath of fresh air and I hope I'm right in thinking it was a nominee (I've tried to see the nomination forum but can't find it.)
I'd also like to congratulate tbendis who is this month's winner. He come very close last month and not only does he have a great story, but he's also an example to all new writers who crave for that feedback but just can't get it - he just kept on going and a few months down the line, here he is as our monthly champion. Congratulations Timmy!
Overall, it's been a pleasure. Thank you all for reading my story and who knows we may even see a part 2 come FM14 :D