Noemi: *has already fallen into a light sleep cycle by the time that Sephy is done reading the chapter of the book, so she doesn’t respond. She does, however, softly mumble in her sleep. Even though the words are not really words, they may sound as if she were responding to Sephy if he isn’t paying close attention*
An assistant from Hojo’s old tem goes down to his new office and hands over the work that he is supposed to evaluate for the next week. Some pertains to the two experiments that he once worked on, but most is trivial matters as if to demean Hojo.