Ooh, nice solid bridge. *breathes sigh of relief* Me likes. (And thanks for the help, Blackash. :) )
The characterizations are great. "You know where it's been" is indeed very funny. :) Good on you, Shen-shen, for resisting the urge to tell a comforting lie. That one would definitely have been more trouble than it was worth.
As ever, I look forward to seeing where this goes!