But as an aside to longtime readers or folks familiar with my work with these characters: I appreciate very much the opportunity to have finally started down the road of this story. I'm also aware that as much of a (fun) challenge it is for me, it's also a different road to go down for readers. So while I won't articulate definitively where that road goes, I'll offer this much: the sun also rises :)
Hang in there! And stay tuned!