...He is just barely too levelheaded to turn his pterodactyl around until they know it's safe.
Oh Eru where's Kib where's Kib -
They head several hundred miles south before the pterodactyls get too tired.
"I'm sure they got out. My dad made those things to hurt Thauron, they could definitely hurt golems - they're all going to be okay - "
The news catches up with them. Fourteen thousand dead, a few hundred missing. There's no settlement at Lake Mithrim, any more. The army found Men and Dwarves at each others' throats with no Thauron involved at all, left a couple thousand warservants to straighten it out, are now back. Please communicate your status.
Doesn't the Enemy know what Aydanci does to things that hurt his spouse?
(He doesn't say anything.)
While he tries to think of something he can do to solve the problem of the Enemy still doing whatever it is Valar do that isn't draw breath.
After a few days' frantic activity the King wants to speak with him.
We're marching on Angband, but we need a better counter to the illusions first. Golems see through them. Can you do some kind of binoculars?
And do you want a hug?
Can't do it until we have something faster than recon, that's twice now he's run rings around us in different ways. A lot of little printing elements, like stamps, each of them on or off, to draw out a whole picture at once?
I'll have that done.
We need to assume the Enemy can use all Kib's servants now.
I have root permissions to most of them. I can lock him out.
Then I think we'd better break those ones down.
Thank you. Good skill.
Less staring at the wall this time around. Then Aly was merely dead.
This is worrying but there is no obvious avenue to provide comfort.
He's the calmest person in the place, since none of this is real anyway. He lets Findekáno fall apart on his shoulder and offers Findekano more than that since now he does not have an extra boyfriend. Findekano observes that there really isn't time, and bites his tongue to avoid observing a lot of other things, and they plan an assault on Angband -
- as soon as Kib can't order any of the golems, as soon as there's a way to see past the illusions, as soon as everything his father developed is bigger and deadlier -