Alex, I am sure many people here can understand your extreme frustration at keeping something like that inside, especially for so long. I know that I could never keep it under wraps that long. My point is that you are human, and as a human being, that something like that would "eat you up inside" is certainly foreseeable. The issue here is that we are dealing with someone who is narcissistic and probably somewhat of a sociopath. He does not feel empathy for anyone and so it's just another day for him. He is also a liar. Again, that is not normal, especially as among the folks who frequent BFC and the Busse sub-forum. For the record, I will say that I certainly do not doubt one shred of your story. And I am sure I speak for many others here when I say that. Obviously Jerry and Kevin have a very significant amount of trust in you. I see absolutely no reason to let Dan Huang ruffle your feathers at all. HE is the LIAR, HE is the one who TAKES ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS, and HE is the one who SPAMS FS THEADS! Keep the faith, even if it is hard!