I've been struggling with making not!Pepper's lycanthropy an integral part of the plot rather than something peripheral that she needs to deal with and keep hidden. And I think I've figured out a way to do this.
Of course, I might have to re-write the scene where they go a-hacking, but I'll cross that bridge when I'm caught up with my flist and ready to tackle it.
But I think that "plot" may be emerging from this thing. It's about 8000 words late, but better late than never, I guess.