Hello everyone. (Waves awkwardly.) So, yeah, it's uh...been a while. I apologize for my absence. To tell you the truth, it has been difficult to find/make the time to dedicate to writing/editing/posting. I went to Europe in November, then Thanksgiving happened, then holiday parties happened, then Christmas, and then New Year's, etc. etc. Real life duties called. How dare it. Regardless, I am very sorry for delaying this installment.
To the person who mentioned this story on the message board: THANK YOU. You lit the fire under my rear to get this chapter up, and for that I am thankful. (You know who you are. I hope. Ha.)
Anyway, here it is. Enjoy. Please keep the hate mail to a minimum. ; )