The chapter you are taknlig about is
necessary to the evolving plotline. I
agree, it is severe. On purpose.
Consider what is steam ironed flat in
this chapter. Now you know who these
people are. You know them by what
they value. Answers arrive with a
foreshadowing to what may be coming.
Did I have to say that word? It was
unbelievable, you say? Drugs make
people do all sorts of insane things.
I talk too much? I won't say another
word here. Frank