Smurths and Smithies Chapter 31
This chapter took a long time to get done. I got married somewhere finishing chapters 30 and 31.
Jemma's rebellion has become quite the sticky situation. Sara's actions at the end of this chapter came as a complete surprise to me. Then I wrote it and thought it very poignant.
My biggest worry at this point is timing. Just how long can Sam and Beth battle it out inside Smurthwaite? How long does it take to fly a shuttle from an orbiting starship to the planet's surface? How much time is needed to scramble Tie-fighters? Is time progressing at the same speed for Tyler and Jesse as it does for everyone else in universe?
This chapter ended up being a little short. I had more written that I was going to include, but decided to push it to the next chapter. For those curious, I write the stories in 8.5 Tahoma font, and each chapter takes up approximately five pages, often just over five. This was about four and a half pages.