Chapter 21 of "Listening to Jack" has been submitted for posting. Yes, I'm as stunned as you are. I can't think of the last time I only took two weeks to get a new chapter of this story ready for publication. The next chapter should be along soon as well, but probably not quite as quickly.
In Chapter 21, Emily learns some news that's surprising to her, but probably not all that surprising to regular readers of this ongoing story. How does it affect her "conditioning"? You'll have to read and find out.