I think we are starting to see Ayesha crack a little here. It's exhausting to be angry all the time. She may not be anywhere near ready to connect again to Thrawn but she is definitely allowing herself to connect to LaRone. The selfless compassion of that little child means so much, as did the sincere apology from LaRone. The title that Vaantaar addresseed her as, "Lady Ayesha, Overlord Thrawn’s insightful life companion," is still assigning her to the role of simply a possession of Thrawn's. She has had about enough of that. No wonder she was hurt. I'd have been peeved too if someone defined me in terms of my husband. But to his credit, he understood that her insight has nothing to do with her personal relationship with Thrawn. I'm glad she was able to resolve things with the Troukree, and they with her. And Garamond Narrow, the librarian? Too cute.