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Reason for stopping: End of scene, major plot point dispensed (and dispensed with, for that matter). Must regroup.
Tea: Russian Caravan with ollalieberry jam, and then lychee
Mammalian assistance: Mebd's "really, your keyboard has somehow become grey and furry" routine. Also, a mastiff-led intervention that ran something like "Mom, you're spending much too much time at your keyboard and not nearly enough petting the giant dog."