Thomas: Jumping from a day to a year on the first “real date”?

(jingle jingle jingle)

Thomas: Kinda excessive– even if it’s for acclimation or whatever.

(jingling continues)

Zircon: [[Perhaps, but a year is the optimal short-range time period in my line of work. If it would help your human mind, try thinking of it as 52 separate week-long periods?]]

(jingling intensifies)

Zircon: [[Also I would like to inform your mate that not only am I capable of cleaning up after myself–]]


Zircon: [[But I am also a genius, top-level xenobiologist and I expect to be treated with some respect–]]