Sorry for the delay. I wasn't happy with Chapter 9, so I sent it to some buddies to review and they agreed, it needed to be redone. So I rewrote it and sent it off again for a second pass. They provided some feedback which I think I agree with so I'm making some changes. Chapter 9 Should be posted by this weekend. Hope it's worth the wait.
I will tell you this though, Chapter 9 will wrap up the majority of the school years. Chapter 10 will be a transition chapter and then we will get on with what I think is the real meat of the story.
To all those giving feedback, thanks. To those putting up with my lack of a proper schedule thanks as well.