1. Dehydration is a horrible way to die, but teetering on the edge of dying of thirst is a worse way to live.
2. There are no horizons here, at least not the kind he’s used to. No trees, no mountains, not even the hint of a building to mar the uninterrupted line between the grass and the sky.
It’s decidedly unnerving.
3. Time runs faster here than it does at home, but there’s an art to looking busy and it’s one of the first things my fellow recruits pass on. A nasty head cold is the second.
4. “And another thing–“
“No,” he cut her off sharply. “There will be no more ‘things’. I’m sick and tired of you thinking you have the right to criticize my life. You aren’t my mother, hell you aren’t even a tenth of the woman my mother was, so just shut up.”
5. Banishing ducks wasn’t really part of her repertoire; when people summoned her it was normally for demons, not waterfowl.