Not to make it sound unromantic, but this chapter involved a lot of "plumbing", getting several things in place so that the next chapter can flow without a hitch.
Another first in this chapter: First time that the same scene has been presented in the story from the perspective of two different characters.
The chapter art is an interpretation of Sheldrache by Zaina Isard. I am continually shocked at what she is able to produce: realistic portraits, all of which have life and character.
You can find her gallery at http://zaina-isard.deviantart.com/gallery/
10,000 word chapter, guys. If you were eagerly awaiting this chapter, or have just enjoyed reading the story thus far, all I can say is what I always say, and mean sincerely:
Thanks for reading!