Okay, so here's the thing: Chapter 108 has been complete for some time. I was hanging onto it with the thought that I would not publish it until I made some headway with 109. Why I made that rule for myself, I do not know. Actually, I do know. I made the rule because it felt like 108 was not meaty enough to be followed by a long pause between chapters. Anyway, I am giving up the ghost and posting 108 tonight. That is the new Nephele above.
I know it has been a hot minute between chapters, but I have been thinking and re-thinking some plot points that are coming up, and am not totally convinced by my current outline. DBL is far from dead. It's just chillaxing until such a time as I can whip it into shape.