As slowly as the end of Chapter 12 came, the beginning of Chapter 13 (a big portion, too, nearly 3,000 words!) spurted out. Then again, it was the scene where the mages inflicted their punishment of choice on Kensin, sans
guards. Their punishment involved the library (quiet and out of the way), a ladder, a few ropes... oh, and a paddle. I thought of some innovative things to go with this scene, too. And I will reward myself with some of that frozen lobster bisque I like, although I think I might have to wait until some time after I've finished this cough drop.