It's nice we have Julie Ricketts to help with these " bugs."
The first time it happened to me (that the narrative was empty after I asked to be on trusted list) I was stupefied! I knew there had been a narrative previously, and didn't know what to do to get it to return. I went out of that profile, worked on something else, then returned to find it fully occupied the space it was supposed to! :)
Now I've figured out the trick to getting around the problem, "back with my browser's back button and then refreshed, the narrative comes back again" as you state above, Jillaine.
I make copious requests for trusted list...and I hope other WTs are also... and I wish this "bug" could get fixed because it is confusing and because it is a time waster.