The first part of a colossal chapter, and the first part in dual releases! These will happen whenever a chapter is greater than 4k characters, which for reference sake usually runs ~7 pages in Google docs. Imagine wading through that!
I’m terribly sorry that the anti theft warnings have caused annoyance to some, but they actually did work since the thief copied the chapter word for word onto their place. Unfortunately, this is the most effective way I can think of to actually take any sort of stand. You will not be affected if you read normally, but it will affect those using TTS software. For that I apologize — but given that my chapters are being stolen five minutes after I post them, I really wanted to do something about it. Thank you all for your support and understanding!