Thanks so much! He's not only a Gand but a very trained and erudite Gand, and I figured that would definitely show in his writing! Thanks so much! That is the long and short of it, yes. She will miss him, but she will understand, too, as Zuckuss's tense relationship with his father has had its ill effects on her, too (something I hope to continue writing about in Book of Gand soon, or at least soonish). Thank you. I have to admit it was inspired by a similar line in a Gand story by an author no longer active here, who was describing someone seeing a dead loved one in the Mists, but I figured it might be workable for this kind of parting, too. Isn't it a gem? My first beta and writing partner, with whom I wrote the first version of Book of Gand long ago, introduced me to kreetles and overkreetles, and they just seemed perfect for a planet where arthropods dominate! Thank you so much once again—always appreciate your comments and readership so much!