Finished or not, decided I'm done with it, so it's finished.
Probably Escheresque in the result, but not necessarily inspired by the MC.
I love the water tower image. It reminds me of a water tower that I used to hike to with my friends when I was around 7 and 8 yrs. old. It was at the end of an old fire trail in the woods. We never crossed the fence around it, though, let alone climbed it. And it was more silvery, not rusted looking. Still, the idea of young boys at a water tower surrounded by evergreens brought that memory back for me.