Perhaps she was worrying unnecessarily, but Incognita was terribly afraid of losing Inky-Blinky. He is her friend, her confidante, her Minister of Defense. She would be lost without him.
It wasn’t that Cog hasn’t TRIED to make new friends in the past… and perhaps it was just that she hasn’t found the right crowd.
Other people are a mystery…
In moments of self-doubt and uncertainty, Cog likes to turn to her favorite comedy poet, T.S Eliot… “What is hell? Hell is oneself, Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”
He always puts a smile back on her face.