Sorry for the second post of the day.
I had another "meeting" with Brood. Actually, I told him I'd seen Victor's blog, and I knew what happened to make his people paranoid. He scrambled to open his computer, and I had to wait while he read Samuel's most recent post. Maybe I was only operating on the assumption that they read everyone's blogs? Or maybe there's a bit of lag between posts and someone reading them and condensing them into a report to be distributed to everyone who "needs to know." Who knows how their bureaucracy works.
(Note: I despise bureaucracy as much as I do authority. I do not like being told what to do, and I especially don't like to be told what to do by a piece of paper. I don't know how these military types do it.)
Brood still hasn't got word about what he's supposed to do about our little chat. I don't know if I should pity him or beat him. At least he seemed honestly apologetic. Then I told him about Lullaby's little issue and asked about her seeing a doctor. Well, he seemed honestly concerned and promised he'd let me know by tomorrow when she could be taken for an ultrasound and whatever else the doctor decided once he'd examined her.
So he's not entirely made of ice. That's good to know.
Guess I'll update you folks as soon as I know more.