So sorry for the long wait! My life sort of went 'kaboom' recently and I was scrambling to keep things together. Writing wasn't high on my priority list. And then Myn had exams. Anyway – enough excuses, though for the time being you should expect about one update per month. We aren't giving up – not by a long shot!
Also, note to AvidAuror_DM
- Please e-mail us at the addy in our profile. We need a quick tête-à-tête with you.
And I shall end there, since I am sure Myn will add her own note to this as well. ~Vesica
Ves’ note: A few of you have mentioned the actual company, Lush, based out of the UK. Yes, we were (or at least I was) aware of and a fan of this company before we started writing. No, we meant no infringement on them or their products, as quite obviously they are NOT a wizarding beauty potions firm, nor do they produce lingerie.
However, we did want to acknowledge them and their fine, fine products. Check out their website HERE
. They make awesome soaps, lotions and bath bombs as well as a fine selection of fresh made face creams and scrubs. Cool stuff. Go. Shop.
Okay, okay. The line near the end, about the non-Lush product WAS a comment on the Sirens Thousand Ship Launching You! from last chapter
...but as no one caught that and insist on commenting on it as a goof...I have edited this back to what it read in version 2 of this chapter. I have to admit - I found the same "mistake"...but it was THAT morning for Ginny (not a month ago like it was for you all). I guess this is the down side to having eagle-eyed readers! ~Ves
This chapter is dedicated to Elle Blessingway, whose name we have stolen just because we look forward to seeing it, and her insightful reviews, with every chapter we post. Yay, Elle! Thank you for being awesome. Awesome is...well, awesome.
We love you. We really do. We love writing this fic, and we love sharing it with all of you, and we love hearing from you. Even if all you say is "Thanks for writing!" or "Loved it!" we like knowing that people are reading and enjoying. We might repeat thank yous, because there's only so many ways you can say it, but the thanks are sincere.
But... (And you knew there was a but coming, didn't you?) Please stop ordering us to update. (Harry22, I'm looking at you.) If you want to ask, beg, hint, make puppy eyes, offer bribes, or anything along those lines, feel free. The answer may be snarky and contain a theme of "lives? Yeah, full ones," but we'll all then move on. Orders, on the other hand, incite the urge to stop posting new chapters. As it is this one almost got delayed further out of sheer irritation with Harry22 breaking the reviews page. This might be mean of us, and it might be arrogant, but it's the way it is. We're an Empress and an HBIC, and we don't take orders.
And now that that's all cleared up, we hope you enjoy the chapter.
I would say something pithy here about miracles and an update, but frankly I am too exhausted after the e-mails back and forth between Myn and I with review responses and edits of this chapter. Here it is! ~Ves