Pike is going to stay with the Palace, I know that already. He wants to be close to his lifemates and that's where they are. But I do agree that Shenshen does NOT need to be going out there all on her lonesome, not if she's going to be seeking out pregnant women who may or may not have abusive men in their lives. I will say this, though, childbearing and birthing is DANGEROUS for human women, even in ideal circumstances. She is *going* to save lives, of this I am absolutely certain and so I'm certain that this is for the best.