I’ve been mulling over AB’s offer all day. Do I accept? I guess I’ll have to. Right now there’s no other way forward.
But do I trust him?
Absolutely not. I’ve destroyed a part of his world and now he wants me to follow him through the wreckage. Under those circumstances, it’s impossible to trust him. I even get it hard to believe his story about the Basilod. If I go, I’ll go on blind faith. And if Maya dies. Well. If that happens I’ll just walk straight into the Parawerthan and just keep going until our spirits meet again in there someday. I’d never be able to function properly in our world again. Anyway, even when she wakes, I doubt I’ll ever be able to function properly in our world again. Write database programs after what I’ve seen? Are you kidding? Impossible! I’d stand a much better chance of earning a living writing fantasy novels.