First of all, yes, the ending is a little rushed; I decided to finish it up and wrote the last 3 chapters in one day. That's not to say that I changed the original plotline, because I didn't; I always planned to end the tale when Joel was found. The will was simply a plot device, and was never intended to see the light of day in the story.
There is not currently a sequel in the works. Part of the reason I decided to wrap this up is because of the number of other stories (Lady Liberty chief among those) which I currently have in progress. Also I haven't seen an NE episode in a very long time and it was difficult writing the characters. I tried to establish (I think successfully) to establish what all of the main characters are up to now, and left it at that.
One of the reviews asked about "romantic entanglements". What romance? I hardly ever write romance (I'm just not that good at it), and I don't think I had much of it in this story. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
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