Once he's in the port city he's going to be so exhausted he'll let things happen that shouldn't, and in the morning he's going to try to cover up his trail. This is much more fun for me. I just hope it's more fun for the audience and doesn't start quite so slow.
BTW, it still opens with Mark in bed, but he's staring at the ceiling, avoiding the waking up trope, and I don't mention the mirror in the bathroom.
Can you tell I'm having fun editing? Do you know why? Because editing has changed work stations. It's now no-longer in the Not Writing station, but right next to both the Not Writing Cover Letter and the Researching Agents stations. By comparison, editing is a gas and I could do it all day.