OMG. And I don't say that much. I love this! It's intricate and full of relevant details that make it feel more like a complete piece than a vignette. (not that your details are ever irrelevant) I would really love to read more about this universe that you've created. But it feels very comfortable, even though the first piece in a series can sometimes feel a bit clunky and awkward. And I like Kiril and Hal, too.