For My dear Bythos. Forever, I will recall the moment we first met. Amun and I were leaving Yorokobi and spotted a mysterious singular figure up on top of my home. We went to investigate and there you were, quietly standing there, surveying the land. When politely asked who you were, you amicably said you were looking for a peaceful place, a place to get away from stress and chaos, and we invited you to stay. Amun and I went on our merry way, not thinking much of it at the time.
Then, two days later, of all things, we met again over a mod situation that happened to involve your group. As tensions rose, you came over to help calm things. We ended up sitting on the ship discussing the details, sharing, and yes, your tossing skittles at me.
Who knew. Those two meetings became the beginning of a deep, caring, long friendship
It wasn't till months later that we took things to a deeper level and joined together as mates ~ bumps along the way getting there, but also a lot of talking, sharing music, dancing, sharing life's joys and life's fears, laughing till the sun came up, and holding each other when challenges came. Your tugs and flexes are etched in my memory.
Rarely have I met a more giving mate, a more compassionate friend, someone who could make me laugh, even when he was not well. Bythos' gift of humor was certainly something he shared with many, through jokes, teasing, and, yes, his infamous way of tossing skittles.
Bythos, till we meet again, enjoy your strawberries and skittles. Save me some flexes and tugs.