I logged in to check for an update and this thread was missing from my subscriptions. I panicked because I thought it had been deleted.
So I searched for it, found it and went all the way back to the very first page. Seeing Anna's smile with her then new-to-her Radian and the anticipation of this epic trip made me smile, especially since I now know the beginning and middle of this story.
Anna, this has been an absolutely fantastic story. Even if we never get to the end, I want to thank you for sharing this much.