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Sigh, I'm sorry for this again, I know it's been a while since Ch. 31. -_- Believe me, I want this done as much as those of you reading do! But finally we can continue with the next chapter of JUDGMENT DAY!
We've gone a long way with this, and believe or not, at this point we've hit the home stretch, as they say! It won't be much further to go before the bloody finish line. Thanks again so much for being patient, and here you'll see a lot of payoff...
...because the relationship between Cheryl Mason and Rebecca Chambers is about to reach a beautiful plateau...but only if Cheryl can rise above her self-loathing and uncertainty. Her sweet Rebecca will have a lot to do with that, but neither will be prepared as a dark force confronts them. You veteran Silent Hill fans will know her as the Memory of Alessa, who last tried to kill Cheryl when she was Heather Mason in SILENT HILL 3! But the reasons for the Memory being there might surprise you...
...you SH lovers will also see someone sing a song you might fondly remember!
I know a certain special someone has been waiting to see Cheryl and Becca again, and she won't be disappointed...this is for you, sweet Ygure, with love!
RESIDENT EVIL is owned by Capcom, and SILENT HILL and the lyrics for "You're Not Here" are owned by Konami!
Here's the conclusion of my 'The Dark Knight...Reloaded!' Batman-Catwoman love story! And I wanted to give this story the climax (heh, so to speak!) it deserves! For their long, storied on-and-off affair, they had been enemies...then friends...and then so much more. But it was time to really get serious...will they or won't they become a couple once and for all? The comics like to keep that question open, but they have for too blasted long...you can see my story's symbolically reflected that annoying fact...
...long story short: the Batman and Catwoman, both in their middle age, WILL give in to their most heartfelt yearnings and seal their love...finally!
This story gets much more mature in its final part as the lovers surrender to their long long-denied passions...the art shows that pretty well, even though it isn't as mature! What? I think even my old-fashioned version of the Batman can cut loose in intimate ways for the Catwoman! Ahem, wouldn't you?
One more time, seriously! This part of the story gets mature, but not too explicit. Just so you know what you're in for and so I don't get in trouble!
The Batman and Catwoman are owned by DC Comics...I'm not making anything from this and it's for your enjoyment!
The Batman led the Catwoman to another part of the rooftop; they held hands each step of the way as the rain increased in intensity, as the thunder roared louder. They reached an area overlooking Gotham City's busy streets...as the Catwoman said, it wasn't the highest point in the city. Thankfully most of the windows of the buildings around them were dark, but even if anyone saw them, neither of them would have cared. It was a gray platform almost waist-high...a smooth slab that would have been perfect as an impromptu bed...
The Catwoman looked fully at the Caped Crusader, and her eyes were sultry, nearly hypnotic. Her clawed hands moved deliberately to her hips...and then they skated to below her navel. Carefully, the claws on her index fingers sank into the latex that covered her there, and she sliced into it without hurting herself at all. Her pale skin began to be exposed in a daring, pornographic way...her gaze never left his at all...
As the Batman watched, he murmured, "Dear lord..."
Selina Kyle felt so amazingly hot in spite of the rain...she said, "When I paint this costume on, darling, it's best not to wear anything at all. I did say I love how it feels...on every part of me. And when I want to start taking it off, all I have to do...is peel..." And she did...her hands took hold of the latex and pulled, stripping it away from her lower torso. It took only a moment and she was gloriously nude there, in front and behind. Selina seemed to look at Bruce with quiet calm, but it took all of her self-control to keep her breaths steady...her heart raced like a jackhammer as her exposed flesh down there became wet...and not simply due to the rain...
The Batman's storied costume wasn't a one-piece...he unzipped his hidden, well, Bat-Zipper and the Catwoman eagerly helped him pull down his Bat-Pants. The Feline Femme discovered, as her heart skipped a beat, he didn't wear underwear, either. On her knees before him, Selina looked up at him with a desperately expectant gaze...Bruce looked down on her and nodded warmly as one of his big hands caressed her cheek, inviting. Selina whispered, "God, I've been so hungry..."
"So have I," the Caped Crusader said quietly.
The Catwoman drew close, and for a long, carnal time, the Batman knew the pleasures of her mouth. None of the good citizens of Gotham City saw; they were already so involved in their normal business, they were distracted even further by the driving rain. The crashing thunder.
With long experience, the Batman had an amazing level of self-control...he didn't let himself reach his threshold in this intimate time. Not yet. He gently coaxed Selina to stop...she did, reluctantly, and he helped her stand. And then with authority, he made her turn around and rest her hands on the platform as he took her from behind. The Catwoman gasped with wonder from the feeling...and then she moaned and mewled loudly as he dominated her.
But after an exquisite time this way, the Caped Crusader wasn't done yet. He gently made the Catwoman lie on the platform and he was on top of her. His great cape was like a sheet over them both, mostly protecting them from the storm as they made love this way. Selina's long legs wrapped around her hero as he drove into her. The pleasure was so incredible, she could barely even think coherently. Oh god, I was honestly afraid of this?! I don't deserve this, I don't deserve you, Bruce...why did I make us wait so long --! Oh deeper, my darling, fill every bit of me -- oh! OHHH!
The Catwoman couldn't hold back from crying out in pleasure again and again as the Batman made love to her in the rain.
Bruce took Selina to her climax a few times, but he was reaching his own...dammit. But the Batman finished with overwhelming power and made the Catwoman reach her apex once more at the same time. They both fell still and held each other, shuddering as the rain continued to fall.
The Dark Knight regained the strength to lift his face from the Catwoman's neck...he looked down and asked gently, "Are you all right, Selina?"
The Catwoman's masked face seemed literally aglow. "MmmmMMMmmm..." She thought, Am I all right? Is he kidding?? Her smile was the very picture of happiness as she purred, "I've never felt better in my life. How about you?"
The Batman nodded and testified, "I...I feel young again. I feel young. I do love you, Selina, more than life itself."
Selina knew that, beyond any doubt. "I love you, too...I belong to you, Bruce. I won't leave you again ever, I swear to god I'd die before that happens."
He gave her a warm smile. "Good...because I want us to be like this always."
The Feline Femme smiled brilliantly. "Ha-ha, that sounds lovely, but it'll be awkward staying like this all the time!"
The Batman gave her a look. "I meant I want us to stay together always."
"Oh!" With mock disappointment, eternally naughty, the Catwoman joked, "Well...staying this way would be wonderful too, you know." Her expression shifted to become truly serious. She said solemnly, "We will always be together, Bruce, from this night to forever...I couldn't ever ask for anything more." She lifted her head to bring her wet face closer to her beloved's, and he met her halfway...they kissed again for a long, sweet time as the rain washed across their masked faces. When their lips finally parted, she said, "Um, actually...I did just think of something to ask you."
The Batman said, "Go on, Selina. Ask me anything."
She asked, "How are we going to get down from this rooftop?"
Still on top of his beloved, he gave her a perplexed look as he rose to support his upper body on his elbows. "That shouldn't be a problem at all. I do have my Bat-Claw, and the Batmobile is parked and waiting on the street below. Why do you ask?"
Color bloomed in the Catwoman's cheeks. "Well..." She finally pointed a clawed finger down the length of her body, still sheltered by the Batman's cape. "Um, look down here...!"
"With pleasure..." He did, but only a second later he was reminded that the latex that covered Selina's lower torso was gone. She was nude there, completely, which made going from one place to another -- even amongst Gotham's rooftops -- problematic! "Oh!"
"Yeah. You may be able to pull your Bat-Pants back up, but I'm going to feel a little exposed if I want to go anywhere!"
He raised an eyebrow. "I don't suppose you have some extra liquid latex and a brush to, ah, repair your costume...?"
It was Selina's turn to give her lover a look. "Bruce, I didn't expect us both to be so...so taken away by the moment before! I'm beyond happy we were, but...!" Her eyes suddenly widened. "Oh, no."
He frowned. "What, what's wrong?"
Selina's eyes expressed worry as she answered, "A lot! Bruce, if you want to help me go anywhere while I'm like this, it will ruin your image as a boy scout! You know, camera phones and social media?"
"Why Selina, you're honestly that worried...?"
"Because I love you, Bruce! Besides, everyone expects me to be naughty, but not you!"
The Batman reassured confidently, "Selina, it'll be all right! I may not always be a boy scout, but I'll never fail to be a gentleman. Give me a moment...!" He carefully climbed off the Catwoman and his hands lifted to his cowl...with a deft motion, he disconnected his cape from the rest of his costume. He then offered his hand to the Feline Femme...she took it and reluctantly stood, but in an instant his cape was wrapped around her gorgeous body, preserving her modesty and his reputation just like that. But then the Batman also quickly, lovingly picked the Catwoman up and cradled her in his arms. "Better?"
The Catwoman suddenly felt so completely safe this way. However, she said lightly, "Sigh, I really did love to be independent. Now you're carrying me like I'm a damsel in distress."
He gazed back into her eyes. "And?"
"And I could get so used to this so quickly, darling." She meant every word.
The Batman carried the Catwoman and climbed up to the raised ledge of the gothic rooftop. It was over twenty stories to the darkened streets below. The Caped Crusader looked up at the storm clouds as the downpour continued. He said, "This rain isn't going to stop anytime soon. I'll take you back to Wayne Manor so we can get dry..."
The Catwoman asked with a regenerating hunger, "In bed, darling?"
He nodded deeply. "That goes without saying. Selina...I hope you don't mind if I ask to make you an honest woman once and for all, too."
The Catwoman looked at him with shock. "What...?"
"Will you marry me, Selina?" His question was so quiet, yet so stunning. For a long moment she couldn't say anything...she could only look at him with wide eyes. The Batman frowned a little. "Unless you still feel that vows might ruin anything...?"
Selina Kyle was quiet for another moment...and then her ruby lips spread into a beautiful smile as tears began to fall down her cheeks, an expression of overwhelmed and complete happiness. She managed to bring her face close to his and they kissed again, slowly and with elemental love. The Catwoman broke their kiss softly and said, "I'm not crazy about vows, darling, but I can change my mind very easily...and for only one man on this earth." Her lips trembled as she said with barely-restrained joy, "I would be so purr-fectly honored and happy to marry you." The Caped Crusader's face was a mirror of her feelings...he felt so incredibly happy and fortunate, as well. But then she thought of something and asked, "Wait. If you're going to make an honest woman out of me, does that mean I have to stop being a naughty kitty?"
The Batman grinned then. "Oh, honesty and naughtiness have nothing to do with each other...and I'd want you to be naughty only with me. Does that sound fair, Selina?"
The Catwoman smile was luminous as she issued a deep, euphoric sigh. "It's not just fair, darling...it sounds wonderful!" As she was cradled in his arms, she nuzzled her face into her master's neck adoringly.
The Batman then stepped off the ledge with the Catwoman, and they descended into the shadows on this dark, stormy night. Together. Always.
Giving credit where it's due!
XNALara created by Dusan Pavlicek
XPS created by Dusan and XNAaraL
Welcome to Part Three of this 'The Dark Knight...Reloaded!' Batman-Catwoman story I've always wished would happen! It turned out the Catwoman left Batman out of fear of losing her independence if she gave all of herself to the hero she's been sharing an on-and-off affair for decades. (Stranger things have happened in love songs!) But she realized she would have lost so much more if she stayed away...she would have lost him, and for maybe the first time in her life, the aloof, solitary, Devil-may-care Catwoman has lowered every barrier to ask his forgiveness...
...but what will happen next? Just read...and be warned that while the art's for everybody, the story will venture into increasingly mature territory as it goes!
Thunder rumbled intermittently, distant at first yet getting closer on this hot summer night in Gotham City. On one of the city's rooftops under the gathering storm, the Batman the Catwoman held each other needfully, and they couldn't let each other go. They had been apart for six years. No longer. God, the feeling of simply holding Selina Kyle's seductive body was beyond fantastic, and feeling the Caped Crusader hold her was incredible. After a little more time neither of them bothered to measure, the Batman said, "In all the time I've known you, I've never heard you apologize for anything."
The Catwoman nuzzled the side of her beautiful face into the large black bat on the Batman's chest. She purred, "I never had a reason to be sorry before because I've never regretted most of the things I've done..." She giggled as she admitted, "I was having too much fun to have regrets! What made it all so much fun was I wasn't honestly hurting anyone -- okay, in my 'bad kitty' days I was stealing and breaking the law and stuff, but I still never went out of my way to hurt people!" She frowned as she felt the need to cry again, as she looked up at her beloved's face. "But I must have hurt you so terribly leaving you, Bruce...leaving you alone for so long...I can only guess how angry I must have made you..."
He shrugged as he held her... "I can't lie, the past six years could have been so much brighter. The loneliness I felt...I hated it." And it had taken such great effort to keep what he felt a secret from those closest to him. From Alfred and dear Carrie. The hero gave her a reassuring smile...oh, his big arms were so strong, so loving in their embrace of her... "I'm not angry with you, Selina. I could never be angry with you. You mean the world to me, and I feel so blessed that you've come back to me."
Selina Kyle felt like she was far above the storm clouds overhead...she felt so blessed too, so full of joy as she breathed, "Oh, Bruce...!"
The Batman's gaze locked with her eyes. "But are you back to stay? I know what I want, I want you, always. I love you, Selina. But once and for all, what do you want?"
The Catwoman said, "Well, time really isn't kind...enough time passes, a kitty will need to slow down, stay in one place. Which is a huge part of what made me so scared in the first place." Her forehead rested on his chest as she said reluctantly, "I was scared of the inevitable."
The Caped Crusader conceded, "It's true, neither of us are getting any younger."
The Catwoman suddenly looked up and gave him a wicked grin. "Hey, I know I left you for six years, but you don't have to be mean!"
The Batman laughed. "Still, the inevitable is a long, long way down the road, Selina. We're both proof that a person is only as old as they feel. You've seen I've had to slow down, but we both have years to go before our long Halloween is over."
Selina Kyle smiled happily. "I really like the sound of that, Bruce." Her lips trembled as she told him, from the bottom of her heart, "You're all I want, too...you're all I could ever want. And I want to do more for you than before...and I don't just mean help you simply catching villains in Gotham City." She raised her eyebrows under her mask, curious. "I've been wondering, is there an open position in the Justice League of America? Seriously!"
"There's always room in the League for those who qualify, and you definitely do..." His expression became so much more needful then. "...but really, I'd rather have you all to myself."
"Mmmm..." Selina rested her head on his chest again as they held each other. "Whether I get to be a Super Friend or not, this little kitty would have no trouble devoting herself completely to the master who loves her...to the one she loves with all of her heart." She looked up at him again and the desire was complete in her eyes. "Please kiss me, Bruce. It's been too long...please...?"
His arms shifted as his head bowed...her face moved to his eagerly and their mouths met. The Batman and the Catwoman kissed with a pure hunger they both needed satisfied desperately. Their tongues danced in each other's mouths, and the sensations were perfect as the thunder rumbled louder, as raindrops began to fall. The storm had reached them, but neither minded as they kissed in the rain on this dark, stormy night. Long moments began to turn into minutes as they couldn't stop their amazing kiss. Selina wanted to melt in Bruce's arms... They finished their kiss on a breathless note and Selina trembled pleasantly...the lady finally said in a thick, passion-drenched purr, "I do love you with all my heart, Bruce, and I want you so badly it hurts."
The Batman managed to breathe again...and he finally said, "Show me how badly, Selina, because I want you...I need you."
The Catwoman blinked, surprised. "Huh? Y-you mean...?"
"Yes. Hell, yes."
Awkward yet suddenly excited, she asked: "Right now?"
"Right now." The Batman drew even closer as he held the Catwoman's shoulders confidently. "We both have a lot of lost time to catch up on and I want us to get serious...emotionally...physically...in every way."
The Catwoman bit her lower lip apprehensively...oh god, she wanted to get serious so badly, she wanted and needed him to own her in the most primal of ways, and yet...! "Don't get me wrong, it's just...right here and now...? I love the idea, but don't you have your boy scout image to preserve?? In case you didn't notice, this isn't the tallest rooftop in the city! What if someone sees us from another building? And a lot of people have phones with cameras these days...!"
The Batman grinned then. "Why Selina, I thought you didn't mind being naughty. In case you didn't notice..." He looked down at himself...Selina followed his eyes and to her sudden delight, he saw how...well, how much harder he was under his costume between his legs. He finished, "...you did get a rise out of me. I just thought we could both do something about that...!"
That was when the Catwoman got very, very excited. And once and for all, now and forever, she needed to get serious. Selina Kyle purred, "Oh, when you put it that way, darling...I don't mind at all."
Lightning lit up the sky again as thunder crashed...finally, the long wait for them both was over...
TO BE CONCLUDED
Up next, the last part!
Giving credit where it's due!
XNALara created by Dusan Pavlicek
XPS created by Dusan and XNAaraL
Part Two of The Bat and The Cat! The Catwoman was gone from the Batman's life for six years...and now she's back. But why did she leave? Why did she return? And Holy Exposure, what could happen next after the first part's shock ending, when the Catwoman revealed she knows Batman is Bruce Wayne?
The answers might surprise you, but they're proof that no matter how 'super' a hero is, they're also so, so very human...
The Batman stared at the Catwoman with shock as they stood on the high rooftop overlooking Gotham City. The darkening storm clouds were gathering fast above, but the Batman didn't care at all because he was trying to absorb what the Catwoman just said...she just called him Bruce. He asked haltingly, "You know...?"
The Catwoman smiled. "That you're Bruce Wayne, Gotham City's favorite son, one of the richest men on the planet? I've known for years, darling."
The Caped Crusader shook his head. "Why didn't you say something sooner...?"
The Catwoman hesitated to answer...until she finally said very softly, "Because I...I-I didn't know how." She felt the sudden urge to giggle. "Huh, in the end, all I had to do was say it." Selina Kyle really looked at the Batman's priceless expression and asked, "What? You may be a great detective, but you're not the only one who can solve a puzzle! You fascinated me from the first time you caught me as The Cat, darling...and it's not so strange I wanted to know who was behind that cowl of yours. I mean, you wouldn't just take it off if I asked." She said solemnly, "I meant it when I said you're the one who made me want to make my life into a long Halloween, too. You've always been the reason I'm Catwoman."
The Batman's eyes assessed the beauty. "You had a unique way of expressing your fascination...by starting a cat and mouse game with me so long ago."
Selina laughed. "Ha-ha, a bat does look like a mouse with wings...it's natural for a cat to want to play with you! But I didn't become Catwoman to pursue you, Bruce. I wanted you to be the one to chase me."
"And I did, Selina. You fascinated me so much, too. I always wanted to pursue you...and sometimes I caught you."
"Mmm, you sure did..." The lady frowned then. "...but then you gave me to the police. You've always had to be the boy scout. You couldn't give an inch, huh?"
The Batman became cross with her then. "What did you expect? You were a criminal then! Especially that time when you joined forces with the Joker, Penguin and Riddler..."
She began to look away as she said dismissively, "We've had this conversation before."
But Batman kept going: "...and you posed as that journalist, Miss Kitka...!"
Catwoman suddenly whirled to face him, impatient. "That was because I was so angry with you after the last time you turned me over to the police! I...!"
They both looked at each other blankly for a long moment, really recalling that moment in their history...and then they both couldn't help but burst out in laughter! The Catwoman could barely control herself as she managed, "Ha-ha-ha! God, that whole caper was so silly, wasn't it!"
The Batman remembered it like it was yesterday, and he almost doubled over. "Exploding sharks...! Ha-ha-ha! That damn bomb I couldn't get rid of...!"
Selina laughed gaily...she couldn't help herself. "Ha-ha-ha! The whole crazy plan to de...dehydrate...oh god, I can't even SAY it!" They both laughed for a couple of long, wonderful moments before they managed to compose themselves. The Catwoman looked at the Batman with a lame yet still heartstopping smile as she said, "That was when I knew supervillain team-ups never work out! Thank god Lex Luthor never asked me to join the Legion of Doom! I would have said 'NO thanks!'" She looked at Bruce more seriously. "But really, getting into trouble with you time and again made me realize I needed to try harder to be a good little kitty."
Bruce smiled gently at the lady. "And you succeeded...we worked together for even longer fighting the true villains of this world. You never lost your naughty streak, though."
She gave him a grin then. "And I'll never lose it, darling. Be honest, I'd be less fascinating if I wasn't at least a little naughty!"
"Honestly, you're right."
"We were so good together for so long...it felt so good being with you..."
"It got even better over time, Selina."
"The feelings got so much better..." Her voice drifted off for a moment. Her expression shifted. "...a-and then..."
The Batman said quietly, "And then you left." The world seemed to pause then. They both stared at each other. Bruce said, "I thought what we had, it was growing to become something...something wonderful. I got to the point where I was ready to take off my cowl, share my life and all of myself with you."
Selina's expression became so solemn then... "I know, Bruce. I could feel it. And I wanted to give you all of myself, too. I mean, we had been romantic before, but...never really serious. Emotionally and intimately. But in a way, it had always been so serious..."
"We both have so much in common. We both wanted to be careful...I know I didn't want to go too far too soon." He looked down at the roof where he stood. "I didn't want to hurt you or push you away somehow...and yet..."
"I left you anyway." He looked up and saw the Catwoman was facing away from him. Her body was incredible. Her deep purr of a voice felt like a siren's call. She said, "You have to understand that I am like a cat in most every way, darling. What's the defining trait of my fellow felines?"
The Batman answered quietly, "Cats are solitary creatures...independent."
She nodded. "Bruce, the more I wanted to give myself to you...the more I...the more I fell in love with you...the more frightened I felt. All of the jewels and treasures and pretty, shiny things in the world didn't matter in the end. What I always wanted, more than anything, was you..." She fell silent for a moment. Slowly, carefully, the Batman moved to her.
He couldn't see her face as she continued. But her voice thickened with emotion with every word. "...but I had been alone and independent for so long. I knew if I took that big step, if I gave into all I was feeling...I'd lose my freedom. I-I mean, our flirting with each other, running through the night daring everything, it was all so perfect, why the hell did we have to ruin it with...with promises and oaths and...a-and maybe even vows...?" The Batman was close behind the Catwoman as she said with a nearly depthless regret, "It was never anything you did wrong, it was me, all of it...it was me because I was so damn scared, and then I...I..."
"Selina..." Bruce tentatively reached out...
...and one of his hands gently fell on one of her shoulders, and she shuddered. So, so needfully. She moaned, "And then I left you. I...I-I thought the fear would go away after I left you, right? And it did...when I finally began to realize how cowardly and stupid I was. You're the best man I ever knew...you were the only man I knew could make me happy...and I left you because I was afraid of, what? Of always being with you? Always being happy? God, I wanted to come back to you so badly, my heart ached for you...but I got scared again." Her voice was so choked with emotion, he realized she was crying. "I thought you had to be mad at me for leaving, that you would have seen me as big of a fool as I did...!"
"Selina..." Both of his hands were on her shoulders. "...my heart ached for you, too."
Feeling his strong, warm touch made the Catwoman's shudders ease, but finally she was giving release to all she had felt, as well. "For the past six years I fuh...I felt like I was dying without you, Bruce. I never ever should have left...and now finally, finally I got the courage to come back after hurting you...!"
With a sob, she spun around to look at him...and the Batman saw in the Catwoman's wet eyes as much love for him as he felt for her. Then the lady took hold of him desperately in her arms...her lovely masked face pressed desperately into his chest. Selina Kyle said needfully into her one true love: "Oh Bruce, please forgive me...please...!"
With a deep sigh, the Batman held the Catwoman gratefully. He soothed carefully, "Shhh...shhh..."
They held each other for a long time as the storm clouds darkened more and more above.
TO BE CONTINUED
Here's where you can go to see Part Three!
Giving credit where it's due!
XNALara created by Dusan Pavlicek
XPS created by Dusan and XNAaraL
[Updated: just added a couple of details of what I'm experiencing that might help explain things! Look below...]
The last journal entry I wrote, I had problems then, too. Sigh! Hopefully someone knows what I'm dealing with...
I can log onto DA from my computer at home, but then...I can't do anything else! I can browse and all, but there's a big list of things I suddenly can't do.
When I slide my cursor over the top menu bar on the right to get to my View All Messages menu, it won't appear and come down...which means I can't access deviantWATCH, Notices, Feedback, Correspondence, Notes, all of that.
I can't leave feedback or respond to it too, even when I go to the art itself.
I can't leave journal entries. (I'm writing a journal entry now because I'm on an internet station at the library at the moment. Sigh!)
I can't submit art. Grr! -_-
I have to right-click on a thumbnail of art in order to get to it, I can't left-click like usual. And the art won't expand when I click on it.
One friend's flash player for some reason won't appear...maybe there's something to that? (I've checked Adobe, and it has that thing with the clouds and tree -- those who have seen it know what I mean! -- and that works. Maybe I need an update?)
I saw that there was a recent 'debugging' of DA. What the heck did that involve??
I already sent a note to DA Help, of course. I hope no one else has been having as many problems?