Current word count: 12,468
Goal word count: 15,000
What's happening: The mysterious strangers have departed after leaving some cryptic information about how Alison really, REALLY needs to get to the big boss ASAP. Veronica and Gramps talk for a bit, and we see a little more about Alison's backstory.
This took a weird detour, but I think it's working out pretty well. I have until the end of the week to write about 2500 words, and I'm feeling cautiously optimistic.