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So that's the end of chapter 4! It is the longest chapter yet. It might not be noticeable yet, but from now on the story will begin to sloooowly wrapping up and setting up new developments. With that said, I'll announce that Leaving the Cradle will go on another hiatus. The recent few months weren't easy, and I also feelt like the first signs of a burnout had began to linger on the peripherals, and we can't have that. So I'm going to take a break from Leaving the Cradle for a few months, to clear up the fatigue and pursue other projects. Or else I'm afraid I'll just eventually burn out completely and stop working on it permanently. I do not know when the hiatus will end exactly, but hopefully somewhere around the end of the summer.
On to more bright news, Spider Forest Collective's application season has opened today! What is SpiderForest? We're a collective of indie webcomic creators with a focus on collaboration and supporting each other and the webcomic community! If you have a webcomic, you can submit it for review. Click here to learn the details!
Dan: But please, trust me.
Dan: We'll definitely figure out how to get in contact with your guys to get you picked up, and everything will be fine.
Dan: But for now we need to hide, or else you won’t see freedom.
Mark: Crap, this is starting to get pretty serious. It seems that Dan is caught up in his conspiracy nuttery...
Mark: ...More than usual.
Mark: Maybe it’s time to stop all of this?
Mark: I need to talk with her. This can’t continue forever.
End of chapter 4
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To be fair on Dan. He's kind of had his conspiracy theories for a long time and now a lot of it has suddenly been backed up by not only the arrival of an alien but government action to lockdown the site, release a coverup story about meteorites and begin searching the local area for them.
What this really shows is how dangerous it can be to simply jump to conclusions when you don't have all the facts. Thats where the Major's actions have shown through on how willing he is to admit he doesn't know something or that he's working on assumptions and keeps an open mind to dropping those assumptions and making better assumptions as new information becomes available.