(Image: Bennie's first look at enemy forces, waiting under a street light.)
Oh Bennie, you're in for it now!
The horrific failure of the chapter image notwithstanding (I despised the original sketch too. One day I'll get the concept down on paper--computer--whatever!), this is one of my favorite chapters since the rewrite. In the first edition it began Bennie's real experiences discovering just how dark and uncertain the world she lives in is, but this time around I used it to better fit in some more information expanding that world, information that came too soon or too late in the first edition.
Bennie also has a lot of emotional growth that begins in this chapter, which we'll talk more about at a later date.
Sorry this blog post is short; I didn't have a great deal to expand on tonight. Enjoy the chapter!