"Yes," Ragnar replied honestly. "I am very fortunate, I have money and I am very comfortable. Many of the things I've collected relate to this-" he gestured around. "But I have other interests. Christian mythology is very interesting to me. I like books, too. I have many. You will see them when you visit."
This time he stood reasonably close, but not as intimately as he did before, when they were sandwiched between the ship.
"I didn't believe you at all to be stupid or helpless. I would never believe that of a woman. And you go chasing our friends beyond our world, how could I think anything like that? It is something I have only known the bravest of people to attempt, because you do not know what you will find."