I just got back from my trip. I wasn't able to get any work on the stories done at all, but I did get to visit with some of my family, including my dad. That is more important anyway. I'll be getting back to work on the story soon, so don't worry.
I've already started on chapter 11 of James 2.0, and have also got a start on chapter 2 of Aelfric's Journey. It will be at least a day or two before I can get a new chapter posted, so please be bear with me. As always, suggestions, comments, and positive criticism is welcome..!