So I have to thank my beta reader, ohtheconspiracy. I sent this poor person 50+ pages last night and asked if I could have the 13-page chapter beta'd by Thursday. Not only did Con beta the chapter, but also returned it to me a full 24 hours before I expected it!!
Tomorrow marks a massive change in the story, and this is what Con says about it:
"I'm going to be honest, though--
Your readers are going to kill you.
Oh man, I can't wait. I'm going to annoy a lot of people tomorrow, but there's so much going on in the story right now that they don't know, so all I can do is clap my hands in glee and dance.