With many thanks to my editor Grisbuff for the invaluable corrections, any remaining errors, oddities and style issues are mine and mine alone. An editor can only do so much. In the end all final decisions are mime as is the responsibility for such.
As soon as it can get through the queue, Thread #2 will be available for reading.
In the mean time I have kicked out a far shorter piece called Trifecta which I have sent off to Grisbuff for his skillful review. Trifecta is part of Thread #2's Jake and though it can be read on its own is probably best if read after Thread #2 has been taken in.
There is one more main thread of Jake to go but I am not sure when I will finish it. That Jake story is still in process and I don't know yet how it will turn out.