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.