Killer-Kate and Luke Lackland: 2,700 words. The Puffin Superior kicks over the traces; Lord Evil objects; Golden Kate overrules him with a vengeance. I've been waiting four years for this moment, and Kate's been waiting forty. The Family Fight is SO CONCLUDED!
So that's the second climax - underpinned with something newer, more sinister, and generally squigglier, that leads me on to the last desperate throw, and the final confrontation with the Big Bad. First, I'll just be wanting to tie off the ends of this chapter.