The simplest solution is often the best, or the K.I.S.S. scenario.
I'm sure I thought of that when writing this book - I mean, anything more complex during NaNo and you're gonna get into trouble! - and still it came out more complicated than I wanted.
Still, I've reversed out of the plot hole and backed up a chapter. This scene, while it has some nifty things, has to go. With a few tweaks to a previous scene, I think I can make the conflicts more realistic.
But before I do that, I have to go and sort out why the first chapters won't print and why I have a frelling 'Autoplay' search going.