Sohrab catching feelings after Prentice casually drops how he thinks Sohrab will be around long enough to understand the Ambassador. Aw!
There is a short story that expands on what Prentice is talking about here. It's available on my Patreon! (patreon.com/alakotila) (Right now this tier has 8-10 pages roughs dropped each month, but there are over two dozen short stories to sort though, and I have not released them anywhere else yet.)