OK, sorry about the delay but with the change in the story, I needed to go back to previously completed chapters, even those that were not posted and tweek them to make sure they corresponded with the new path I am taking the story.
I have a couple of editors now but they have not read this chapter. It was an almost physical pain to not post this new chapter on time and since I don't exactly know when I will get chapters back from the editors, I decided to just go ahead and post it now.
I have several chapters already written after this one and that is what I have been working on. So I will be back on the Thursday posting schedule later this week.
Unless I get a visitor from the future who tells me not to post, I will post on Thursday.
Please enjoy and let me know what you think.