I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I hate that I have to start getting ready for work in a few minutes, because this has turned out to be much better than I expected. Two thumbs up to Chris Tebbetts. I'm just worried about the ending. Rafe's instinct, when he's dug himself into a hole, is to keep making it deeper, because he feels like his efforts to climb out never accomplish much. :-(
Although it's all from Rafe's POV and he isn't exactly the most reliable of narrators, I can totally imagine what most of the adult characters are thinking. Here's hoping Ms. Donatello's efforts pay off.