Hooray for that correction to Lady Matsu's face.
And I'm overjoyed that the hard work of the Crane delegation during the last Winter Court to keep the Crane-Lion alliance alive was honored and made to bear sweet fruit.
Two little questions though:
1. "Reiji’s brow shot up, his barking laugh surprised him as it echoed through the vast chamber...." - I found it challenging to imagine someone laughing while having one's brow up. Did I interpret it wrong?
2. "She caught Daitsu’s eye and breath gestured him closer with a wink and snap of her fan." - Doji Hoshihana caught Daitsu's breath? Someone's breath gestured Daitsu closer?