Well, I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly the hero is dating plucky waitress Mary. They appear to have been dating a while. Their relationship may have blossomed in Chapter 9, which has been lost to the ages.
Chapter 10 opens with a rodeo and a ballgame, which is refreshing because So far the only recreation has been eating flapjacks and snorting coke. But now there’s bear-wrestling and a freak show and a new woman who rides horses. A bronco-busting wumman with a personality.
I think he’s leading up to an obligatory sex scene. He’s got enough characters for an orgy, and it would be so well-described you feel like you’re there, but it would not advance the plot even if we had one.