Phaedra clasps her teacup and leans forward, smiling.
Phaedra: I didn't think the child of a Lodestar would know so much about Shoshana. Who taught you all of this stuff? And who took you to all of those places?
Pavel looks off to the side, sadly, and clutches the octopus.
Pavel: My mom.
Phaedra and Katja both look on, confused.
Phaedra: Wait... really? I thought the Lodestars were opposed to the Plume Church. Or at least... they don't think Shoshana will come back...
Pavel looks downward with sorrow. The red eyes behind the grate seem to mirror his sadness.
Pavel: No... They're waiting just like everyone else. But my mom always says that Shoshana did so much to help protect us... so if we didn't try to do the same, we would stay exactly where we are. She would come back to see the world was still hurting, just like she left it. And that's not fair to her. If we can help her with science, why not do it?