This interlude introduces a new character who I've been looking forward to playing with for a while. Unfortunately, said character is congenitally dramatic, and takes up three pages with one page's worth of action.
So, yeah, I'm not dead yet. Apparently a few people were a bit worried when I vanished from the site for the better part of the month. I'm really sorry about that, and I'm touched by your concern. The truth is that my life is going to be pretty hectic up until at least the end of March, so please bear with me if the updating schedule gets weird. I'll be posting the interlude for the next few weeks, and then hopefully I can start with Chapter 4 right after. Other things like the site overhaul will have to be put on the backburner for now.