Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, Rachel at that point in their relationship would have kicked his butt big time for going off on his own. Which brings up that scene you're talking about. I know, when I first saw it, my reaction was What??? I mean, I could accept it in Titans when Rachel took off with the security guy, since Hood was established in the lab, which was a secure place, and he wasn't going to be moving around any time soon. But in that scene - Hood: "I'm going off on some undisclosed errand to some undisclosed place, and I'm not quite sure when I'll be back." Rachel: "Oh, ok." It made no sense whatsoever.
I know what you mean about the dry spell. Moonshadow seems to write at a glacier-like pace and Kerry has been AWOL with real-life problems. Hope she can get back to writing soon, I miss her stories. If it's any consolation, I've got one in the works that I'm hoping to post within the next two weeks. Of course you could always try your hand yourself! That's how I started.
And, my condolences on your loss last night. I'll root for UConn for you. I've always felt if my team can't win, I should at least root for the team that beat them.
BTW - heard from Phyllis, she's moved from San Fran and is now back in Ohio and very happy with the change.