This is a huge chapter. It has several important things in it, from Beck's initial list of what she thinks she needs to do to make things right with Matt, to another frank conversation with Tabby and Collie, to Matt's bitter assessment of his life as the "ninth person in line".
As always, huge thanks to everyone who writes to me. I love hearing from everyone. My rewrites on Book 2 and 3 are going well. They're not going to cause long-term problems or change the direction of the book, but it does mean that pretty much every character that finds their way into Matt's bed is committing felony child molestation according to Massachusetts law, since the age of consent is a hard 16.