I really enjoyed the conversation between Tracii and Chris, here. Despite Chris being mad at him, the fact that he let him in and offered insight the way only a real friend would, showed just how deeply rooted their friendship really is.
I also felt proud (though distrusting :/) of Tracii's rule to never accept to be involved with someone who hit him. (I have a feeling you're going to make me suffer with your next chapters, now that I've said that, lol.)
I have to admit I laughed insanely at the "You got a magic dick with some people" line. =)
The part where Tracii's buying meds for Steven's STD... I mean... his dog... was hilarious! :D
I also loved the way you described Axl's interaction with the brunette girl, because you showed that working girls have a motherly instinct too (the way she offered to take him in and take care of him), and I also liked the way you described the morning scene through Axl's eyes - with the whole difference he perceived between walking up to a man vs. a woman.
The part where Axl's standing outside the church and contemplating his childhood and the way he was brought up was a very clever use of real life facts, and I think it was a great move on your part to use it to make the beginning of the story reflect the end, thus making this chapter run full circle.
Great job, as usual! ;)
I can't wait to see what on earth is going to happen to Tracii next! *bites nails nervously* —DeadWidow, for Panther's Concrete Jungle Gym