Two chapters for you all today! One is "late-ish", partly because I was in Prague, and partly because I couldn't think of a good point to end it, and hoped if I kept on going I'd "find" an end point. Just shy of 11,000 words later I decided I better just FORCE an end to the chapter, because 11k is just too much wordage for anyone to read on a screen. ¬_¬ Then of course LJ got DDoS'ed so I couldn't post it anyway. But here we are now!