The Loveblind Bird plumes dust, skidding down the wall of the canyon on a single foil. Bolts shatter the water. The Heavenly orbs are spinning shards of hot metal; one slices through See Me’s sail.
“You’re all clear, kid!” roars Dog Shouting.
See Me leans forward and drives his proa toward the tunnel, down into the heart of the moon.
Deep below, turning slowly, Reaching the West Reaches breathes hazy clockwork air. Something goes bright above him; seconds later, the water picks him up and carries him away at impossible speed.
He shuts the lacquer lids of his eyes and Wishes.