I usually wait until the last day to respond to comments (WTK, almost wrote "comets" ), but given how many comments I am to catch with, both in this and other threads, I am doing it now. If anybody else would like to say anything, please, feel free to, at any given point in time. And thank you, thank you, thank you for giving a chance to this - I say this all the time, but I seriously can't thank you enough! Lil is some sort of an assistant to the overseer here, so you were close. Sayran is not really cold to what's going on - he simply does not want to end up in trouble. Aurea is still free to a certain extent. What I had in my mind was the scene from My Girl 2 when Wada's mood ring is constantly black and I worked from that. But any comparison to anything leiamoody has ever done is a compliment. This is where I say that Damae is...a very, very obsessive person [hl=black]and a protagonist of a short story from earlier this year![/hl] Types like her are...eeeeh. No, Briannakin set the foundation for the *other* religion in this story - this is going to be in one or more of the September entries. But I probably need to write a lot of stuff for the fanon thread, either way. As for Sayran, it can be anything. I didn't think of it...yet. Since I don't have a baby of my own and I just looked at other people's babies, that means a lot, thanks. As for Terrik, don't worry - chapter 5 will solve that...issue. The one who grabs the recorder in the end is not a baby. There's a baby, who is one certain Wedge Antilles, and there's the blonde woman and her toddler son - the latter is the one who grabbed the recorder. As for everything else, footnotes upon reveal where he's from should help. I hope!