The narrator tells us that the story is fictional, and that there is nothing in it that is real or real-life. It is merely a coincidence that the two men are now in the same place at the same time. The narrator asks what he can do to save his son and slay the evil god. The two men discuss the message they received from their father in law, who wanted them to go to the town of gray-blue, which is rich with magic crystals. The father in-law wanted the men to go there because he wanted to replenish the energy of the magic crystals in the magic puppet. He also wanted to find out about the "thing" that he had wanted to hide away from his son forever. The men discuss whether or not their mating period has been triggered, and the narrator says that even if they do not meet again, they can hit each other if it makes them feel better.