When Finn walks out the door and into Korim Lo Ish’s shop, he quickly buys the candles his mother requested and runs home through the snow, trying to think of a reason to explain his lengthy absence.
But when he opens the door to the shop his mother smiles, surprised, and comments on his speedy return. He’s shocked at her reaction (did he really go to the end of the universe?), and shrugs in response, going to put the candles away and help in the shop.
Later that night he calls Leila?
She responds immediately, relieving the worry that she wouldn’t answer here either, What is it, Finn?
A bit embarrassed, Finn asks Can people travel to different times, like they travel to different worlds?
Of course they can’t Leila replies, irritation coloring the thought. Then, after a moment, Why?
I was just wondering.
And that’s that.