Tuesday, October 6, 2015

In/Exhale Continues

Previously on In/Exhale: Kai and Martin bonded, Kai relating some stories about his middle- and high school days. David had his important job interview that was partly foiled by an incompetent interpreter, but Megan reassured him not to give up and to look to the Deaf community for help.

This week on In/Exhale: Kai and Martin's afternoon together continues as Martin finally gets Kai to talk about the transplant. Reluctantly, Kai discusses things he had never admitted before. Weary from the long day, Vicky calls her sister Roni for support, then gets a surprise visit from Jon. *sex scene

Next week on In/Exhale: The start of a long, rocky day for Kai and Renee. Kai's mood is sour after nights of low sleep and the lingering fight with Jon. Kai goes to the Disability Services office to meet with his advisor about the prospect of moving into a dorm.

So, when I originally sat down and started working on parts of what became Season 3, I ended up writing a bunch of scenes between Kai and Martin. Originally,  I thought I'd keep them just for me, but the more I wrote the more I realized Martin's story was crucial to that of the two brothers--and he's such a fun character, too--that I decided to include some of them.

So this episode has a lot of info about Kai's life before and after his transplant that I thought about not including but decided they were important to Kai's mindset and also to his relationship with Martin. So I hope you guys won't be bored, lol.

February 1, 2001 - Part III

Thanks as always to those who take the time to comment. I know my story is probably the least popular on the blog but it's nice to know there are those who care about it :). The last few months have been really rough for me. (See my blog for details.) So I/E is one of the last things I have "left" it seems like on most days. :(

Again, I've updated the Table of Contents. See you guys next week.



  1. Lovely, as always :) Love that Kai is starting to open up, I think his and Martins relationship is turning out beautifully. Your story is my favorite on here and I look forward to the next chapter every Tuesday morning. I'm so sorry things have been rough for you, I hope things start looking up for you soon ♡

  2. Stop thinking that. Your story is amazing, you created this huge work, going on for such a long time now. You should be proud.
    I read about that on your blog and I am very sorry. I hope you find something that helps soon.

  3. Hey Chie, I am so sorry you are feeling bad. Try to feed on the people who love your story and who comment on it and I for one told you before how great it is that you put your story out there and published it and had the courage, knowledge and patience to go through with all of that. You put so much work into this whole legend and you should be proud of yourself. Hugs, Dani

  4. I love Kai, I love your story. I truly admire your work, you are very talented

  5. Chie, I just want you to know that I love your story - I haven't engaged with this part yet because I figured that I need to read Part 2 first (this is Part 3 right? Or am I confused?).

    I was an avid reader of Part 1 and I have been looking forward to getting back into it but because I've been thinking that I need to read a lot to catch up, I've been putting it aside and saving it for a rainy day.

    There might be others like me who really want to read it, but need to catch up on Season 2 before they start. Your characters are so vibrantly rendered and the story so rich with detail that we don't want to skip ahead and miss something important.

    1. I figured there were probably people like you, and I understand. You can find the second season in ebook form on my website (http://chiealeman.com), if you find it easier to catch up in that format than on the blog. And you can always hit me up via email (chiealeman@gmail.com) or on my site too if you'd like once you get a chance to catch up. :) Thank you for your comments.