Spent the day with Birdsan to celebrate her first year at this post, since she says she does not remember her birthday anymore.
We had a long talk, most of it intelligible, all of it enjoyable, with one true surprise.
I am going to have to submit a bit of paperwork, send requests for meetings, and request some information I strictly should not know about through regular channels.
I do not begrudge any of the efforts, and surprisingly, I think I like the idea.
I still need to find out what Mother did to the gift she gave to my beloved perigrine for Solstice, though.