Wordcount: ~8000 (Chapter 3)
Characters: Beclem, Nooj, Lucil, Elma
Notes: When I posted the last chapter of this story, I promised that it wouldn't take me another nine months to post another. Instead, it took just over a year. So I am done with making predictions on this one, except that I will finish it eventually. I like this one too much to give up on it entirely.
Very many thanks to heyheyrenay for pulling heroic beta duty on this one, especially as she had to sacrifice a Strunk & White to the writing gods to help me whip it into shape.
Aftermath: Chapter 3