…While the main storyline right now is a flashback, this might be a flash-forward. (Guess I’ll keep doing this until the present-day timeline gets around to winter again.)
Meanwhile: there’s a new behind-the-scenes Patreon post about the Woman in Black, Acai, and Iona. Give it a look.
A Szélanyanatt procession at the Sønheim Embassy.
Ragnild: Saffron buns! Have some Saffron buns to get you through the long night, officer?
Bryn: Long? At this latitude? It’s not even dark for fifteen hours! . . . but I will sure have a few of those buns, yes.
Sigrún: I, also, will have a bun. Thank you, young ladies.
Ragnild: Wait a second, Captain Sigrún . . .
. . . we actually have a special delivery just for you!
Sigrún: Hm? What kind of —
Ragnild: How are tiny buns a special gift, anyway? They added up to less than one real bun.
Iona: I guess she must really like tiny things.