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Visiting Thery [27 Thory 4261]

Ordinarily a pregnant mammal looks more or less full. Not
fat, exactly, but rather as if they had somehow gulped down
the Silver Moon in a single slurp and it was taking up their
entire belly and shining away despite the absence of light
in there.

Thery doesn’t look full. Thery looks bloated, even
distended. She shouldn’t be this big this
early, especially when the unborn is so unnaturally small
inside her.

She didn’t give much of a medical report, though. I gather
she has been thinking about little else, and getting her
miseries from that. So I told her about my party with
Ilottat’s wife’s parents, and thereby encouraged her to
laugh.

(Yarwain, by the way, was having dinner with Iska at the
time at Sloop in Soup, and taking quite a long time at it.
I continue to wonder at the precise nature of his
entanglements or unentanglements with her. Thery is not
worried though.)

I also tried to get her opinion on whether I’m
transaffectionate or not, since it has been worrying
me a good deal lately. She refused to give a definitive
answer, for a variety of reasons, which include:

  1. She has other quandaries to preoccupy her mind just
    now;
  2. I can’t be well and truly traff without competing with
    Tethezai, and “we can’t have that, can we?”
  3. If I were not traff, what about my affair with Esory? (I
    did not, of course, know that I was having an affair
    with Esory. Perhaps I am more unobservant than I ought
    to be.)
  4. If I were traff, then she (Thery) would have to keep me
    away from her baby, who will be, after all, a different
    species from me. Since keeping me away from the baby is
    out of the question, I must not be traff.
  5. If I were not traff, I would be too hard to blackmail
    when I am old and powerful, which would be unfair, so I
    must be traff.

And quite some number of others. I was thoroughly dizzy by
the time I left (and she was looking much happier, though
still distended), and so I accidentally more or less few
into Esory.

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