The differences appear already, chasm deep! Alida's not like a traditional woman of her culture, not by habit or inclination. And it's not like Bontran's family is going out of their way to be insensitive: but their outlooks and sense of identities and self-definitions are literally worlds apart. Ah!! So now she has to consciously and deliberately not think of Bruno. She's right, there will be fewer and fewer options as time goes by. I still haven't forgot about the big time B word: banishment. Foot, what's next? Excellent update, and thanks.