Choice comments were as follows:
Where is the rest of it? More! I want MORE! (soon.)
Very good--I particularly like the pace & the balance between Trace's viewpoint narration & the dialogue
Cool! The plot--or the relationship, rather--thickens apace. I thought you were going to tease us with their relationship as shown in the first two stories for a couple more stories yet. I'm happy to see him establishing some turf to stand up on his hind legs on, at last.
Kung fu? Scheduling conflicts? Divided loyalties? Pshaw.