The much anticipated love interest for John has finally arrived. Truly one of the more fun chapters to write. And always interesting to hear what my beta readers say about it. We need our characters to learn and grow, which includes dating when you are writing a more complete story of someone’s life. As for Lucius digging into his personal life, he’s just that type of professor. This chapter hints at some of the work of the nefarious Senator Blair. I had chapters dedicated to her rise to power and actions to consolidate control over borrowed sleep, but cut those out for this last draft for simplicity. I plan to share those at some point in these readings as bonus chapters.