( chapter 9: resolved )
( chapter 10: pensive )
Rating: R for violence, language
Originally I had suggested this might have pairings, but this first part has none. I'm almost positive the second part - coming soon - won't either. So, consider it gen-fic until part three, but the story will have a conclusion at the end of part two such that gen-fic preferring folks can read and not feel cheated if they stop there.
Anyway, chapter 10 ends book one, and book two - The Restraint of Desire - starts when writing time rolls around again, early next week.