swatting away mosquitos, my friend and I were chatting about nothing
and everything at the same time. After a while, I found myself staring
absent-mindedly at the moon when my friend looked at me, contemplated
my gaze and said, "In New Xade, they say that if you stare at the moon
for too long, it sucks you in and deposits you in a pit latrine..."
...I kept staring, willing the celestial powers to do its worst.