I'm still liking your story very much. That being said, I have to tell you something completely unrelated to draw a correlation. Did you ever see the movie, Robin Hood, men in tights? "Wait for it... Wait for it!!!" That sense of anxiety of waiting on your next chapter to pull the great escape for Bella only to be denied when the chapter is, while quite good, unrelated. Well, HMF! I'll wait for it. :)
Thanks for the chuckle, yes I've seen RHMIT, some great lines there - Hey Abbot! and Dick Van Patten, as the Abbot says "I hate that guy. . ."