Sorry folks, really did plan to duck out of work for long enough today to get the story up and that completely did not happen. Another good example of 'best laid plans' ...
I''m going to avoid a work day rant that could go on a few more pages, though, and introduce the content that you should have had earlier in the day: Part 2 of Morpheus' new story "Nerves of Steel". Morpheus is already known for some of the best work we've got in the canon and I think this story is going to be a cherry even among those. Enjoy!