Author's Note by Proxy:
Happy New Year, Eclipse Court fans, this is Karen pinch-posting for Shirley to say that she won't be posting a chapter of Minis's tale today due to technical problems. The power supply on her modem (supplied by the lovely folks at Bell Sympatico) went kablooie on Saturday, and despite an earnest promise on said lovely folks' part to courier her a replacement in 48 hours, which would be today, no power supply has arrived.
She hopes the heck it'll get to her tomorrow. Look for a post then. In the meantime, send her boatloads of sympathy for being bereft of Internet, because, in between saying things about biting the heads off lovely Bell Sympatico folks, she mumbled something desperately incoherent about having the IT DTs. We all know how that feels.