Water Spirit, that was BEAUTIFUL! Well worth the wait. And yowch, three posts for one chapter? Quite an eyefull, but I'm glad you went the extra mile and didn't break it up. I'd have gone nuts if at the end of the chapter Misty was still out and alone. I won't lie, I got a little scared when I saw that line at the end of your post for Part 1. Then I scrolled down. *sweat drop*
Just looked back to page 1, it's been 17 months since this thread started. Just....wow. Your dedication to this is an inspiration to us all. You have nothing short of a masterpiece on your hands. Even though it's not quite over yet, I still feel the need to say, congrats on an epic well done (almost).
And a sequel? Who WOULDN'T like a sequel? If we had our way you'd do nothing but write for us, and it'd never end! *laughs maniacly*
Okay, maybe not. Gotta respect your right to a life and all. Seriously, though, unless you REALLY run out of ideas, we'll probably still be begging for more when we're old and grey. =P