Super. I love how Chopper and the rest are finding a home niche--an absorbing line of work in a lovely tranquil place (for now.) I love that Bren and Rex are on the same page pragmatically as to leaving and emotionally, ready to embark on a new situation together. The Rebellion will be a fascinating adjunct once locating the scientist and the aging quandry have been resolved. Totally loved the tone of this post!