I should have posted a journal regarding this sooner, but I'm a horrible person. I apologize.
Integration went on a hiatus in favor of a couple of other projects, both related to the universe. These projects are:
1) A one off story, currently sitting as a finished draft at 14k words.
2) A universe codex, currently sitting at about 17k words, and is not yet even considered a draft just yet.
These two projects have a few purposes. They will be shared with you all for your enjoyment at some point. (I don't give ETAs) The codex gives me more solid material to work with, as I didn't plan a thing when starting this. They are also serving as a break from Integration and allowing me to fill in information about the universe I've failed to convey. Even the story does this. It's practically an info dump disguised as a story.
Now, as for Integration itself... there is a distinct possibility that part ten may be considered the end of this part of Dylan and Kira's time together. I've thought about and discussed this with friends/readers that come to the IRC, and while I've made no final decisions, it is a possibility. These two projects should allow me the time away I need to take a look back at Integration and hopefully see exactly what I want to do with it. There are absolutely no guarantees on what's going to happen now. It's all up in the air as of right now. I may continue, I may skip ahead to a different time in their story, I may crack at it with a giant editing stick in preparation for publishing, (Wouldn't that be great if it made it?!) or any other wild idea I may come up with. Who knows.
I do apologize for saying, when I posted part ten, that I did not want to end it there. I don't, really, but the writer in me says I risk dragging out a good thing, after a satisfying ending. You are all welcome to share your thoughts on this matter. :)
I thank you all for reading the things I post. It means so much seeing people enjoying it all.
Also! I forgot to share with my Inkbunny readers - all eight of you - stories set in my Integration universe, written by my good friends Padfoot and Mish Mouse.