I'm happy to finish it. Not happy that a character is insisting on some smush. It's mild, but oh I don't like it. Awful character. Bad character. Unfortunately, she's not one I dare to argue with at this point in time. Come the rewrite, I'm sure I can figure a way to reduce/eliminate the smush. Except I feel that it may have to stay, once people read it and get back to me on it.
Overall, the story is going well enough for a first draft. So I'm off to read now, before bed :)