Total word count of part two: 6,500 (approx.)
Current total word count: 12,500 (approx.)
Times yelled at certain character for dropping increasingly less subtle hints about things and not telling me about it: about half a dozen
Times demanded certain characters stop with the meta: same
Times yelled at assorted characters for randomly (and somewhat appropriately) hooking up behind my damned back: one -- so far
Excuse me, I need to go venture into TV Tropes to try and find appropriate (or rather, suitably inappropriate) titles for the third part. If I don't come back, have a drink to my memory or something.