Still in need of rewrites, as per the rest of this material. I’ve fought off the temptation to edit before I post this, beyond pulling out the material I’d already struck-through back in April.
The preceding chapter starts here, and continues here and here.
This is the last part of Chapter 2, still in need of edits. But it’s here for you to read. Enjoy.
Here’re the other pieces thus far: prologue, chapter 1 (pt.1, pt.2), chapter 2 (pt.1, pt.2)
Immediately after the fight…