RedheadEmber said: Pike referred to Skot as "your other sire" just after Krim died.
I have a friend who divorced and remarried. Her kid calls her new husband "my other dad."
RedheadEmber said: Maybe what Pike is saying without Words is that "the other person who would think of you as his son - whether or not you have his blood - if he had lived."
I think so. That's really nicely phrased!
I pretty much agree with what Travelbug said.
travelbug said: For Mantricker, why couldn't he be the result of Goodtree and Acorn recognizing,
I don't think they did recognize. Goodtree recognized Lionleaper- and there was a whole story about how they resolved that while being in a threeway relationship with Acorn.