Tsutarja: Thanks a lot for your feedback :D Don't worry, we will be getting to the festival, but there are going to have to be obstacles along the way ;) We will see more of the farm people, and it will really make you hate them even more :P But I'm really glad you like the story and characters :D
FH: Thanks so much :D I didn't think the idea was going to work whilst I wrote the first chapters, but I'm glad that Chapter Seven was able to come through. I can't have Edmund die, as I need him to return in later chapters.
And I'm gay, so writing about Andrew is much easier for me :P And the fact that it is meant to be showing Victoria's love-from-a-distance more and his developing crush: I'm not intending to start fanservice or shipping! :p But we do see some more of that sort of thing during Part 2 ;)
Yes, Victoria should have done something. But she has been trapped on this farm for two years, and has seen lots of other people suffer from a distance. She had never gone there before or seen that sort of thing happen, so she was petrified about it. It was also meant to be an added incentive for her to run away after seeing the true horrors of the farm. And its fine you took a while: your feedback is very appreciated :D
If anyone else wants to give this a review, feel free :D