We learn that Rumil might just have a bit of a crush in Chapter Twenty-Two.
We also learn she’s not a particularly good liar, not that it would help much now that she seems to be surrounded by psionics on an unidentified planet somewhere beyond the Galactic Rim.
What’s more sad; that she’s attached herself to Timothy because he’s the most genuinely caring and genuinely decent male figure she’s met in her life… or that she’s right?
Perhaps I should give my characters nicer back stories. It’s almost cruel where they tend to come from.