Cybele (thinking): Well, that was confusing! She was hanging out with a Being, but didn’t want to tell me that she knows one. Are they checking up on us for Cohen? Is she its Master, or just an associate? Why are they really here?

I could tell the boss about it — but not before the debate. He’s been working so hard to prepare! I can’t mess up his concentration and ruin all his great talking points!

Bennett: I know you are, but what am I?

Cybele (thinking): We’ll need to talk later about what other Beings might have an interest in us . . .

. . . and why it was with a human who smells so suspiciously familiar!