3am. Well, I'm starting to nod in my seat here. Might be time to break out the Red Bull. Hard to say.
The good news is that I have a first draft, coming in a little over 13 pages. Not bad. It's much darker and more oblique than I wanted. More static physically, too. (Where that sheet of rules?) But there's definitely conflict, in an odd triangle. I'll take a ten-minute nap, I think (or a little longer) and then read it over and see how I can make it much better.
Can I make this into something that sizzles? Rewrites ahead. (I have hours and hours ahead.)