I want to apologize to readers who read Chapter 45 when it was first posted. I’m not sure what happened in Microsoft Word when I accepted the changes suggested by my beta, but almost none of them were reflected in the document. It erased them, but then didn’t actually make them. Anyway, I’ve gone back and made corrections. I’m sorry if the presence of typos pulled any of you out the the story.
On the other hand, if you’ve ever wondered what my stuff looks like unbeta’d, now you know (giggles nervously). As always, thank you for reading and understanding.