Well, in the interest of preserving sanity, I've opted to stop asking questions about what happens next and am back to just writing. This whole book was written by the proverbial seat of my pants, why should I stop now and do some logical plotting? Screw it. I'll get back to letting the characters steer themselves. They've done a fine job up. Why should they let me down now? Gotta find me some faith, that's all.