Author's Note: OK, campers, those of you who are still with me through changes and redactions. First of all, I'm sorry to jerk you around--I know it's frustrating as a WIP reader to have over a dozen chapters just suddenly yanked. And that's what I've done. (The redacted chapters are still here; they've been retagged as distance: redacted, and can still be read with their comments if you click on that tag in the journal sidebar.)
With the help of only_passenger and thedeadlyhook (whom I thank heartily herewith) and my own fevered dissatisfied brain, I've rethought where this story is going, and hereby resume it with good expectations for finishing it in a timely manner.
And don't despair for The Proper Slayer either, because I plan to continue with that once Distance is concluded.