“Bianca went natural fairly recently” was a low-key running thread — I wanted to have the right details happening in the background, but didn’t want to highlight the arc too much, on the theory that I would inevitably make mistakes and didn’t want to draw lots of attention to them.

Sure enough, the very first chapter has Bianca sleeping without any kind of protective headwear. (And here I am bringing it to your attention anyway…)

I think the plush on Sparrow’s bed is an homage to stuffed!Renard from Gunnerkrigg Court.