Bethany nods, "Very well then - I'd appreciate the, ah, components you extracted from their leader," after a moment, Bethany says, "Would you like if I came by another time? Dressed a bit warmer, maybe, so that I could stay longer? I imagine having someone that can bring you news and the like might be helpful."

Augh, Bethany, you probably shouldn't do this! Who knows what kind of creature Kaori is? But she's also so lonely, and Beth can't seem to ignore someone in so clear a need of companionship.