::He wouldn't have gone over your head and picked another 'you' would he? Is he that petty? Although it is odd they appeared in Fei's crater...::
Wracks his brain trying to think of any significant events 6 months ago or thereabouts...
Krays slithers through the water, quietly, like a waterborne predator should. He eats a couple fish, and settles into a small bed of weed on the bottom. His isntinct is to expel some acid to fetid up the water a bit, but this isn't his home, so he doesn't. He curls up and takes a nap. To Ephebe, she gets over the bond a sense of guilty pleasure and relaxation...
::Ha! I bet! I've seen her through worse, though. Cranky kids can't be that bad.:: the last bit he says with the naivete you'd expect from someone who has not dealt with them.
As the engine falls, Ephebe gets a sense of relief and pride in her flowing through their bond. He heads back toward the HQ, his head snaking around to give his love a quick kiss.