For those who've wondered why Chapter 23 was such a mess, it's because my dog ate all the formatting. I've immediately submitted the correctly-encoded version for posting, so by the time you are reading this, the correct version should be available.
I'd like to say thanks to the kind souls who have been sending the nice feedback. Each one is appreciated, and each one gets an answer.
To the scoring system that is causing the score for PP to slowly go south, despite all the nice feedback the story is getting, all I can say is "phfffft!"