In this chapter, we are told that the setting of the story is fictional and that no real people, places, or real entities are mentioned. Eros tells us that if he comes in contact with the god's body, he will die. He asks if he's not giving the creature another chance. Eros is heartbroken. He gave the creature to avit, and he'd like to stay in front of the god. He tells the god that his condition seems abnormal, and that he needs to override the instructions. Eros says that he can't ask the god what happened to his brother, and how he can help him. He says that if the god comes closer, he'll be unable to hold himself back. He reminds the god of how happy he was every time he showed him the sides of him that other people had never seen before. Eros asks if his brother's words were true, but he doesn't know. He's sure that the divine punishment will be painful. Eros promises that he will be his man from now on.