Aquapolian Boot camp! Now all we need is signing! lol. Joke aside, what a wonderful chapter, certainly well worth the wait. I love what you've done branching off from the actual story now and really creating your own, I'm now even forgetting about the original plot to be honest apart from the few slips of reminders that you managed to put in. A delectable piece of writing here as well with what I feel an improved pace and improved dialogue. I'm quite curious to find out about Captain Hastings (Poirot names for the win) and why he looks remarkably similar to the Carmelengo. All I can imagine is 2 Ewan Mcgregors lol. Anyway congratulations, can't wait for more!
I would totally sign up for Aquapolian boot camp (especially if House was leading it). As I've said before, I really want to make my own story kind of spin off from the original. I actually didn't take Hastings' name from Poirot (though I do know who that is ), but you'll see he's quite a...character. And his relation to the Camerlengo is going to play an important part in the rest of the story. Thanks for reading! I hope to update much more often in the future.