Stheno Madoka and his entourage came down from the sky, the way old gods descended from the heavens.

He gave William a look before shaking his hand.

" To think," he said. " That we'd not see each other for nearly seven years, and then run into each other twice in the span of a few months."

His speech was smooth and sophisticated.

" The world works in strange ways, doesn't it," William said with a smile.

... Nova couldn't help but notice that he was a bit taller than William.

... And he had black hair, too.