Moonstone and Brodin Have Met!
It only took eleven chapters. Sigh. In the original novella, they met just a few pages in. Then again, it was
a novella. There were no scenes in the main city, no scenes with the king and evil prince, no Zakira (!), no Rowena, etc.
Because this is their first scene together (not counting the previous time they met), this is going to be harder (pun not intended, I swear!) than I thought. Especially as there are so many other factors, such as worrying about their fates, looking out for agents of the prince, and dealing with Zakira, Moonstone's traitorous brother, and dealing with Guy, the leather-bound captain of "The Water Whip," etc.