I’m not sure when I realized that we should at least toy with the “Rachel=Wolf” theory, given that the Wolf God and Rachel are both Frigg’s cheerleaders, both willing to fight her, and both connected to her power, and both of them showed up around the same time. I don’t think readers were making that connection, but I thought it’d be useful to rattle Frigg out of her rage here, long enough.

Phil refined a lot of these last few pages, especially, mostly doing that gentle kind of edit where I really have to look back into the Google Doc files to see where I ended and he began.

Rachel’s success in this battle means she can go back to viewing E-Merl’s flubs with benign amusement. Sorry, E, but sometimes the chapter really isn’t about you.