Ignorance is the key to stagnation. I think that people who are so afraid of what something could be, and don't have the courage to find out whether or not it is are the worst kind of stagnation ever. Stereotypes and assumptions are the worst part of human nature around.
But anyway, enough on philosophy.
I adored this.
'Nuff said. Because it's brilliant, and I like Matsuba more than Morty, because Morty is a patheeetic name. I always liked Japanese names more, however... Erika cool! <grin>