The reason these have been taking longer is because I kinda wasn’t planning for it to become a longer story arc, just a two-parter in the volcano-y bit. Oops. I’m both making things up as it goes, and retooling things I was going to do into things that can link into other ideas I’ve had for a while. And now we’ve got these fluffy alien guys and a giant puddle and who knows what else. yay