I'm not sure what I was expecting, but that wasn't it! LOL. Hmmmm. I knew it would leave things unanswered (as it is so short and I knew there were more installments) but I didn't want it to have *quite* as much of a cliffhanger as that. Brilliant writing though. I was thoroughly intrigued and I thought the pacing of the reveals was done really well. Not a lot of actual action happens in this installment, since there's a lot of internal stuff, but it doesn't feel slow. I'm interested to see where this goes.