Oh, but these two updates were as wonderful as the rest of the story has been. Once again, I am awed by the way you can keep so many characters and story threads woven together - it's easy to follow, and fun to follow at that - no small feat as an author. I especially liked Locke's moments in this chapter, from the funny - (Seriously: Tidus turned toward Locke, with what was a sudden but pretty obvious realization. “You’re a thief.” Locke leapt toward Tidus and grabbed him by the front of his shirt. “I am not a thief! I’m a treasure hunter!” really had me giggling. ) - to the serious when he was talking about his lost love, and his second chance. I liked Yuna's taking down the monster, too - especially the last line of the chapter. A very unsettling moment, I can only imagine.