There's a scene in chapter 1 that I'm waffling on. I don't normally do smut, not really. Yeah I've done the occasional PWP, way back in the day, but I was never really very good.
Chapter 1 is a bit too long, however, and I can't find a point to split into chapter 2 cleanly. So I'm left with trying to tighten the narrative. Part of why I'm looking at the smut is, it kind of diffuses the tension. This is what the smut itself hopes to accomplish for the character, but I don't want the same effect for the reader.
I should just keep up the UST.
*snip snip snip*
Also, breakfast time.