I give the goddess a big hug. I think this is the first time anybody has touched her in a loving way. Clearly she has fantasised about something like this her whole life! After a second of hesitation, she kisses me! Passionately!

Her chief minister sees us! I didn't realise how serious this would be! Their entire civilisation rests on this woman's example of self restraint, and here she is kissing an outsider! The minister pulls us apart, and says we have two choices.

He wants our ship to leave right now and he will make sure this story never gets out. Or Lyone can announce her resignation and a new goddess will be chosen. Or should we defy the rules, I stay here and Lyone refuses to resign? Or do something else?