About then, Ili and Tycho noticed Verlaine still staring in shock at Tycho. The girl and the pilot exchanged grins. Ili got up and approached Verlaine. "Hi, I'm Ili, I think you know who he is," she said, gesturing to Tycho.
About then there was a lot of shouting going on back at the manor, "Sounds like it's time to eat. Do you want to come with us?"
As Verlaine nodded in agreement, she and Ili both linked arms with Tycho and headed to the manor for food.
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