Apologies again for not making my post this passed Friday. The holidays are in full swing around here now and there's just so much going on, at work and plus work, so I'm a little pressed for quality writing time. I hope you'll bear with me if I take a little longer to post these next couple of chapters. I want them to be worth your read and your reviews. Your comments as always have been really great! I appreciate all of the feedback and will try to reply to each of you. And hope you enjoy Chapter 16.