"Oh yes," he agreed. "Because gods know having something to look forward to sounds great right about now."
"Well, take this mortal's word for it: I'm really glad you do," he said. "Because sometimes it feels like we're pawns in a game that we don't know we're playing, and don't know the rules to."
"He, my partners, and my brothers, they are literally the joy of my life," he told her. "They're the best things that ever happened to me. And yes, they're really stinkin' cute." He fumbled for his phone and opened the gallery, scrolling down to pictures of Bastian before passing it to her. "This is the little guy."