“Do not fear the Abandoned Gods: take up their study and lead yourself to the fire of knowledge. See it glow in Abbadon the Unforgiving, feel it burn from Stac’yy the Supercute (but Terrible.)
“Once is a coincidence, twice a pattern. Three times is coordinated action, but to what end?
“You’re so clever for asking. Clever people always have happy endings, sugar.
“My part in Playing was never just a melismatic wail for effect.
“It was an invocation of containment.”