Off to go read
Ah yes, I was expecting something along those lines to happen. This is a Rumiko Takahashi story, after all.
Yes, the story lives. Today's chapter: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/319/A-Tale-of-Ever-After
chapter 318 is finally up! https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/318/A-Tale-of-Ever-After
A day late, but done. RL rudely interfered.... https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/317/A-Tale-of-Ever-After