I wanted to title this latest chapter "The Roadtrip from Hell." I mean, there's lot of reasons I can't call it that; firstly, there are no roads involved. Secondly, there's also the whole "Hell" issue. Does Hell exist in Asuka and Chirikai's universe? Thirdly, "roadtrip" implies a car, which there are none.
These sorts of deep issues prevent me from naming the chapters in my fantasy novel as I like. Basically, Chirikai and Asuka's current adventure is an exploration of their tense relationship made even tenser by being stuck in the wilderness because neither of them like camping.
|Asuka: 1, Chirikai: 1. They're keeping score. They hate each other right now.|
|... to deal with his emotional bullshit.|
Meanwhile, my brain is building "The Deleted Scene Adventures of Chirikai's Dad" because it doesn't do what I tell it to do. I'm sensing an odd symmetry here...