Revenge, Inc. Part 28: A Short Story: The Finale

Author's Note

Hello everyone and welcome back. Just to let you know, that will be the very last time I say that as this is obviously the last installment in this series. My good friend and fellow Hubber emievil was hoping that there would be at least two or three more installments after Part 27, but sadly, as you can see, that's not happening. Truth be told, I was planning to complete this series with Part 24. Needless to say, this installment AND the entire body of work took me a great deal of time to write and required a lot of thought, as I wasn't sure how it was going to end and I finally got to the END (haha). I really thought I had it all figured out months ago. Although this did take a lot of time to write, I enjoyed every bit it and wouldn't have it any other way.

I cannot thank you enough for all reading this work in which I started way back in October of 2009. Somehow or way, I inadvertently wrote a NOVEL without intending to. More surprisingly, you guys were right here with me the entire way. My dream is to see this in print and maybe into a movie down the road. Please keep in mind that this entire body of work is my first draft and so changes will obviously have to be made before I ship it off to a literary agent. By the way, sometime soon, I'm planning on writing an interactive hub in which I will answer all of your questions regarding Revenge, Inc. so please keep on the look out for it. I can't thank all of you guys enough, so THANK YOU for reading me...

And for the last time, if you haven't already, please, please, please start reading this work beginning with Part One. You can click on the link below to get started. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!

-ODP

Revenge, Inc. Part 1

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Revenge, Inc. Part 3

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Revenge, Inc. Part 27

The Light of Saint Augustine - Part 3

The first drops of rain began to fall. Gusts of wind course through the darkened city of Valhalla. The Father paces the floor of his deteriorating Cathedral back and forth in deep thought while an uncomfortable stillness lingers. Without needing a full report on the whereabouts of his only son, he knew that something was indeed wrong. Something isn’t right, the Father thinks to himself. It wasn’t a feeling or s surge of intuition, but merely a “knowing” more than anything else that something was in fact amidst. Cody MacLaren or simply Marak was in danger. After some thought, the Father kneels before Christ, his Savior, and prays aloud.

Peace, Cody. Peace…Both Rayna and your unborn child need you.”

Between Two Friends - Part 2

“There was nothing else I could do, you understand? I couldn’t help her. I couldn’t bring her back after that—I mean I put my hand over her mouth to quiet her, to stifle her cries…She was calling for you, Cody. She was calling for her father.”

I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t bear to keep still.

“Not another step, Cody, or whatever the hell else you now call yourself…Or else.”

“Or else what?” I barked.

“Or else my sniper’s high-powered rifle that now has you in its cross-hairs is going to put a hole inside of you the size of a bowling ball. He’s the best my money can buy. What? You’d think I’d come here unprepared? You should know me better than that. And what a shame—all that time you spent mastering the art of Ninjitsu won’t save you now. No, don’t bother looking for him because you won’t find him. He’s hidden in shadow. Now do yourself a favor and put that goddamn katana down and whatever weapons you have.”

Suddenly, four things happened almost simultaneously: The first thing I heard was the unmistakable sound of a single shuriken in flight and the second thing I heard was it finding its target with a thud. The third was Peter’s sniper firing inadvertently high into the air—the sound was faint due to the rifle’s silencer. The fourth and final sound was the sniper himself falling to the ground nearly one-hundred yards away. A shuriken was firmly lodged in his neck as a pool of blood began to spread over the tar…” Katsuro, I thought. There was no one else. I couldn’t see him but I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was him. Just as instantaneous as the thought came to mind, it was confirmed because a familiar voice spoke:

“We are now even, gai-jin. The circle is nearly closed. There are no more obstacles Marak.” And just like that, Katsuro disappeared. I never did get to see him that night nor any other night, but I sure as hell didn’t need to.

I turned to look at Peter whose face grew very pale. It seemed the weight of the universe was on his shoulders, as he began to slump—as if his knees would fail him anytime. His hands were splayed out in submission. “I’m sorry,” his gesture said, “For everything.” He had no more outs and had nowhere else to go. There wasn’t a yacht big enough or Gulfstream Jet fast enough to get away from me in the here and now. It was just Peter and me and no one else. For a split second, I knew that was going to go into a whole monologue about how he truly was sorry for everything that he did. But my actions spoke louder and faster than his words ever could. It was so fast…Just as fast as my katana was drawn, it was inside Peter by way of his solo plexus—the hollow center of his body. It was beginning to rain again.

“A true friend has the decency to stab you in the front and not the back. No apologies, Pete,” I said to him and then retracted my blade. The steady coursing rain was cleaning it as I stood before him in the clearing. Peter then fell to his knees and was looking up at me. Adrianna and Haley...Master Akira and Natsumi…All four of them flashed before me in a blur. “I loved you, Peter. You were like a brother to me. You took what little I had and brought this upon yourself. You created this hell, not me.” I then picked up Peter and raised him high above my head—as high as I could lift him with my arms outstretched vertically. The blood from his gaping hole was continuing to run. It set a course from my hands and down my arms. It fell on my face and chest. I carried Peter the few feet needed to reach the edge of the rooftop and released. His lifeless body was in flight. It was then that nearly all my strength left me.

My Salvation

This old feeling is unfamiliar to me. I regained consciousness while leaned back against the outer edge of the rooftop. My darkened uniform is made darker by the rain and residue. There is blood on me and among me, but it doesn’t belong to me—It belongs to someone else, someone from my past. All of it is evidence that was slowly washing away. There is a katana that is over four hundred years old strapped to my back, inside of a scabbard but I’m not sure what it’s for. It’s surely must be an heirloom of some kind, harboring many, many memories. And it’s not that I’ve forgotten what it once was for, only now it’s lost its purpose, but never its meaning. I look up at the dark sky and can see the rain drops fall from thousands of feet above. I finally find the will stand and I soon realize this surprising fact:

My strength to hate is gone.

It began with Adrianna and ended with Peter and I didn’t ask for any of this to happen. I said it time and again that I’d exchange my own life to give back the lives of all that I loved. But none of that matters now, does it? What does matter is present, the here-and-now, in preparation for the future. All of my fears were gone. I suddenly realize what I needed to do—something that I was perhaps meaning to do. I’m enraptured by the thought of her, by the warmth of her presence, by the beauty of her face. I finally understood: Rayna, I thought. I have to tell her everything…I have to tell her that she was right all along. My heart is beating faster and faster and for the first time in a long time another thought entered my mind:

There is hope.

The Culmination of Four Hundred Years

Many miles away, a hundred people—men and women alike—are kneeling down against the sand whilst patiently awaiting the Master. Only the sound of the wind and the crashing waves can be heard from all around. The stillness is palpable. To each, the calm serenity is only in passing, as what awaits them is anything but the promise of peace. Much time has passed since all of them began waiting, but the waiting was necessary, as the ability is the reflection of their diligence. Several years have past since The Final Battle had taken place and they themselves had only heard it as mere legend. At long last, he appears before them in an instant; the Master appears sooner than they expected, yet later than they had hoped. His face is expressionless and his voice has no trace of a viable tone:

“There is no peace without war, no life without death, no pleasure without pain…The most beautiful flower in the world require the corpses of many to flourish. For those who have wronged others must be righted, or else there is chaos. Do not waste your time telling me about forgiveness, because forgiveness will not bring back my father or my sister who died doing what they believed was right. It will not calm the rage inside me or stop the injustice that the world finds convenient to ignore—nor will it bring them back to me—this I already know…The cry you yourselves ignore may just be your own—it’s the voice inside yourselves that refuses to keep quiet. It’s the voice of reason…

“If you think that you are here now because you chose to be, then you are sadly mistaken. You see, I have personally chosen all of you. You were painstakingly handpicked by me in accordance with your background and by the uniqueness of your situation.

“It is your uneasiness of injustice—of wrongs un-wronged—that fuels your rage and it is your rage that brought you here. However, it will be your perseverance to succeed that will earn you your right to get you out of here and I will show you how. I will mold you into the perfect weapon, as I am the culmination of four hundred years, of vigorous training. Some will say that ours’ is a dying art, but I say otherwise. You yourselves will carry on the Watanabe Clan tradition: You will take what you learn from here and spread yourselves across this world with one sole purpose: To make your resolve known.

“So look around you and to each other…You are now brothers and sisters who will help to attain each other’s goals. The more you help each other, the more you help yourselves. Each of you has lost a loved one through an senseless act of violence. Each of you has suffered the pain of loss and watched helplessly as the so-called Law did nothing to quench your thirst for vengeance. Your purpose is to succeed where others have failed due to the verbal bonds of that same Law. All of you are here united as one and will see to it that the Balance of Justice is indeed restored, now and forever. This place is a symbol of such. With that said, welcome to Jirai Island. Welcome to Revenge, Inc.”

Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you for reading. This work is dedicated to all of my friends, fans, and followers alike, because without you, Revenge, Inc. would not have been possible.

P.S. Please enjoy the video I've included below as I believe it compliments this work. It was dedicated to me by a good friend of mine (you know who you are). I hope you're well, sweetie.

-ODP

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Great series and thanks for sharing - I enjoyed it and look forward to your next literary adventure :)


Justine 6 years ago

Nice video. ;)

I can't say may fav. part yet, Ill have to read it again. But I did genuinely enjoy this. Thanks so much Dohn, xo. Im super proud of you.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Great ending dohn! Thoroughly enjoyed your 'series' and will be looking for the book and movie ;)


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Hi, dohn. When your book comes out and the film is made, we will all be able to say we knew you when.

I'm not waiting. I'm happy to say I know you NOW.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Dohn - Congratulations on completing your Hubnovel! It's a tremendous accomplishment and I know you must be very proud of your own creatively and integrity. You deserve the praise.

I wish you much success in taking Revenge to the next level. I hope you will still consider writing more of those wonderfully diverse and entertaining Hubs on your life experiences. Cheers!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I voted yes on all the above poll questions. This is fantastic, I'm gonna hurry and read through this NOVEL again. It's a great read and I see it coming to life as I read it so YEA it is a great movie. Can I play a part? love Love LOVE your fantastic Revenge - NOVEL - Movie - MOTION PICTURE! :) Thank you for the wonderful commitment its a delight! Peace :)


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kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

Wow Dohn..This was an awesome read. I hope you come and film in Vancouver BC when Warner Brothers buys the story. Thanks Budz


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juneaukid 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

A magnificent ending to a great series, Dohn121! All good things must end and yet live on. Thank you for a stimulating read.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

A stunning conclusion to a great novel. I can't wait for the next to start.

Amber:)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, billyaustindillon. Thank you so much for commenting and reading. I'm not sure exactly where my pen will take me next! Until next time?


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Justine. Thank you for coming by! I just knew that you'd get a kick out of the video and hoped that this part was well worth the wait. I just love hearing your comments overall. I hope you're well, babe. You know where I am ;) xox


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Enelle. It's always great to hear from you. I was wondering if you were still following this er, 'series' and so am very happy to hear from you. Thank you for all that you do.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you drbj! That's one of the nicest things anyone's ever said to me at HubPages. It certainly is my dream to become a published writer. I won't stop no matter how hard it'll be ;)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hubnovel? You my friend have just made up a new word! It's nuts isn't it? I really didn't intend for this to become a novel. I really just wanted to write a single short story about an Everyman that's lost his daughter and everything just happened soon after...Hubbers and friends alike urged for me to continue and that's exactly what I did. I of course have no regrets, as this is the second novel I've ever written (completely).

Thank you so much for that, Green Lotus. It really means a lot to hear you say that to me.

Dohn


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Katie! As you know, this took a great deal of time to write but it was one heck of a ride to say the least. Can you play a part? Absolutely! Just to hear such great comments and compliments was well worth the time it took to write this er, epic. It brings me such a great deal of gratitude to hear back from such devoted Hubbers and readers who enjoy my work. I really do hope that after it is published that someone will make a movie out of it. Thank you very much, Katie.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks kowality. I've never been to Vancouver, but I'd sure like to now! That would be amazing, really and to hear that you think that this story of such a treatment is more than flattering. Thank you , my friend, for reading and for making the suggestion.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, juneaukid. I was wondering what you'd think of the ending as I know from your comments that you've been reading this series since its inception. I'm flattered to hear it! Thank you for everything.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Amber Allen! This was a blast to write. I'm so happy that you enjoyed reading it. As for the next? I, Fraternity could use a little attention :D Although I put it on the shelf as of late, I still do want to finish it, so please have a look if you can.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Darn! I was out of town when this came out so I was not able to read it. I thought there's 2 or 3 more to go but well, I'm not disappointed it ends here. Cody finally got his revenge and is at peace and (I think) reunited with Rayna ;). I voted all yes Dohn, just tell me when the book will come out and I'll be in line to get my copy :D. Congrats on a great series. Hope there will be another one soon (pressure! LOL). :)


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Finally, Dohn! What a wonderful ending - now here's to the book and the movie and all the accolades that are sure to follow!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

There she is! Did you read the introduction Emie? It would definitely behoove you if you haven't already :D Believe me, I thought of you when writing this installment as I really didn't have enough in the "tank" to go on another two installments. However, when I rewrite this draft, I'll be adding a couple more action scenes and some more depth into some of the characters, including Master Akira. You know, you are one of the reasons why this story was created. Without you, I wouldn't have had the impetus to finish and that's no exaggeration. Be sure to be on the look out for my Interactive Hub on Revenge, Inc. It's either going to stink or be a hit (who knows). You're the best, buddy.

Dohn


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Hello, Shalini! Thank you so much for that. And to think it only took me eight measly months :D There's nothing more I want then to get published. I really do hope that it'll happen. That's one accolade enough ;) Thank you again for all your support.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

I did read the intro and I'm kind of flattered you included me in this hub :D. Now maybe you can watch Ninja Assassin. If you make this a movie, hope you'll get someone like Rain (the lead role in Ninja Assassin). He's cute, got a great body and is very graceful :D.


Keira  6 years ago

Hello again bro, quality ending, from part one to the end, its excellent. Thank you, I have really enjoy all of it. Thanks also for the video, its one of my favorite movie. Congratulation for this wonderful work bro, you really are the best and I really hope that you will succeed. For me you are a big star and I am so honnored to have discovered in HP a brilliant writer and friend that you are. All the best for the futur my wonderful friend and I will always be one of your big fan. A big YES to all the poll questions. God Bless you bro.:)


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Great job! You should feel great about this!

Kaie


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

This hub got me going for weeks and i just completed it today,for sure i would like to see it as a novel...great hub and i bookmarked it.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

this is a very good ending toa very great series, i'd love to see it published one day keep up teh great work, awesome aweomse, but then when I am dealing with a talented writer like you I would expect no less. Never ever ever give up, you are a talent and a gem, keep writing dohn.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Dohn this is just awesome and forever I will be your fan! Thats all I can say, I was at awe when I read this piece, it is moving full of peace and you nailed it. There was hope the baby and Rayna, of course, plus you are one of them now, I like the way you thought, your words are moving and your sense of justice is superb.

Revenge has taken its toll, you dont need to do it, but alas friends are at times our worst enemies --

And the traditon of the Watanabe clan is forever preserve

I will borrow your words, I like this one --

“There is no peace without war, no life without death, no pleasure without pain…The most beautiful flower in the world require the corpses of many to flourish.

Bravo Dohn, thank you and wishing you success, publish it soonest!

Take care, Maita


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

It was quite strange, because the characters in the video looked almost exactly the way I imagined your characters looking in the story. My brother in law took Ninja for years, and may still be taking the courses. He has followed the teaching through his life in Atlanta, Indiana, Mississippi, Chicago, Nebraska, and South Caralina. Of course he is not as skilled as your characters. Ha. Very well written and spell binding reading. I enjoyed it from cover to cover. (: v


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Emie. Yeah, I finally saw Ninja Assassin and so was somewhat relieved that I didn't watch it before or during the time I was writing Revenge, Inc. Although I do prefer the opposite sex (haha) I can see why you'd like for Rain to get a part in Revenge, Inc. The Movie. Maybe he could play Katsuro? That would certainly be something! However, I more relieved of the fact that I didn't rehash anything (at least that I'm aware of). So here's to a movie that will be in the works soon :D Thanks, buddy.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Wow, Kiera! How could I ask for a better compliment than that?! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work entirely and of course for commenting on it as well. As you know, this took a lot of time for me to write, but to receive such a warm reception was worth every moment it took me to complete this. It's readers and friends such as yourself that kept me going...You are exactly the reason why I had such an impetus to finish this work. Thank you so much my friend. I hope that I can follow up with more stories for you to read and enjoy! I hope to do exactly just that very, very soon.

Warmest Regards,

Dohn


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that, Kaie. Yes, I was elated when I finally finished this work! I still haven't yet found the proper way to celebrate :D Thank you.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Rossimobis for such an undertaking. I realize that it's extremely difficult for internet readers to read an entire novel online. It's great to hear that I got you're attention! Thank you sincerely.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Rebecca! You know just as well anyone else just how much effort I put forth writing this series. I'm not sure if ever I'll do this again in the very same manner. Can you do me a favor and stop making me blush?! Haha, you're too sweet :D My dream is to see Revenge, Inc. published one day soon. Thank you thank you thank you!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

This hub would not have been complete without your feedback, Maita and you know that! I thought about your wish to see to it that Cody does have a good "ending" to his portion of the story. I've thought about this thoroughly and knew exactly how this was going to end, believe it or not, back in October. The last thing I wanted to do is let any of my readers and friends down. Of course all the characters in all of my works are extremely important, including their fate in the work entirely. I've been let down many times after having read several stories in my life time. I'd hate to do the same to anyone. You really made a believer out of me, sweetie. Thank you so much for all of your support, your kindness, and your especially, your friendship.

Dohn


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Valerie. It's so good to hear that finally finished this story. Almost everyday, I'm greeted be another thoughtful and sincere comment from you, with the news that you've completed yet another installment. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this entirely.

You're brother sounds like a very intriguing person! I wonder if I consult him on some of the details of his training? That would be nothing short of awesome.

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed reading this and from the sounds of it, it was worth the read ;) Thank you again, Valerie for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Dohn


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Excellent - Finally, some light at the end of the Tunnell. It's a wonderful story, which took us (the readers) through different emotions and we couldn't wait to read the next chapter.

I'm positive the book will do well. Wishing you lots of luck and Thank for sharing it with us.

Also, thanks to Cris A for helping with the Bk Cover.

Regards, Elena.


DoorMattnomore 6 years ago

Just stopping by for a second. Hope all is well with you. :)


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Hope you are well moi friend, hubpages just isn't the same without you about !


mtsi1098 6 years ago

Hey dohn121 - I have not seen you in a while but I just wanted to say congrats on the finale and I hope it becomes a cool 3D movie...all my best wishes friend...


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

i miss you everyday, and then some more and more especially now that football is just a couple weeks away .. . I am reading Revenge as I promised. .

and I love what Maita quoted.

xoxox


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

You made it all the way to the end...Good luck with the publishers out there. If they have any taste, they'll be all over it like white on rice.


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Heart Felt Book 6 years ago from New York, NY

I VOTED UP FOR ALL OF THEM THIS WAS GREAT AND I'M NOT READING IN ORDER..I MUST DO THAT BUT AMAZING KEEP MOVING FORWARD A NOVEL IT IS ALREADY..A MOVIE NEXT!!!!!!!!!GREAT HUB GOOD LUCK


TattoGuy 5 years ago

Happy New Year Dohn, I hope life is treating you well and I hope you get this message as you are what I consider a great friend !


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful Hub. God Bless You.


AIDY 5 years ago

I will have to say that this is just a wonderful series and I do hope that you turn this into a novel for yourself. I think that it would be extremely successful. I enjoyed each and every chapter--however, I can argue a couple of instances about your main character's ascension and deception in to a bit of madness :) But his is what made your series fantastic.

All the best to you. Take care Dohn.

AIDY.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I hope you are working on making this a published book - we haven't seen much of you on H/P for a while! Just checking in, and hoping things are going well for you! Wishing you the best :D


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

I started reading this from the first hub. got to 27 and it had ended. now a couple weeks later stumbled across this last hub and finished it. A very good story.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Came back to read your novel again. This is quite an accomplishment, dohn! I hope you are very proud of it. Oh, and welcome back to HubPages!


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Geez, I'm so sorry that I took an eternity to come back here to comment! However, what does not change is my appreciation of the fact that you read this and have been reading it like so many others. You truly are a friend, Elena. I thank you for that :D


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

You know things are, DM! It was great to hear from you after such a long time away :D Thanks as always!


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

So now you're the one that missing eh, Captain? Wherever you are, I hope others are treating you right. Here's to you, Captain, my Captain...Cheers :D


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi Sweetie. And I missed you too. I still have a lot of catching up to do with you, buddy. One of these days, I'm gonna trek 90 miles south just to come and say hello. Well hell, I did do it once before, right? :D

xoxox


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Paradise7. I can't tell you how elated I was to have finally reached the end of this particular rainbow! The ride was fantastic, but the pot of gold is even better. I can rest easier now that this Novel is complete. Thank you so much for coming by here and my apologies for being so gosh darn late! And yes, I really do hope I get this published.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, HFB! I'm glad that you enjoyed this, no matter how you read it! I'm just happy that I actually finished a novel via internet publishing. How many people can say that?! Thanks.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Captain...It saddens me that you're no longer around. I'm sorry that I wasn't here. Again, I hope you are safe and that you are around friends...Always.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you again, stars439. God Bless you too.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, AIDY. Again, I hope that you are well and that all's well around you. I apologize for not getting here sooner. One of the things that I noticed so far is that my character's "voice" changes from Part 1 to Part 4 or 5 for some reason :P I hope we can talk about it in the future! Thank you again for your moral support.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Gosh, Enelle...Yes, I'm going to make this a published book very soon. I just have another novel I must first make headway on. Believe me when I tell you that you will be one of the first people to find it when I do get published (you have my word). Thank you so much for dropping by :D


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, ruffridyer for reading this in its entirety. It means a lot to me as the author. I just hope that 2012 will be the year that it's published in book and ebook form.


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dohn121 5 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

It's always good to see you, Redelf. Thank you for dropping in again to see if I have a pulse :D I still have a lot of catching up to do and reading you again is at the top of my list! Thank you!

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