Oh, shit. The sub-plot/minor character arc is gaining in significance. Now you can't ignore it. Ooooh dang.
You know what bothers me a lot? Rak's mindset. His poor beleaguered psyche. I vaguely remember him saying before how he didn't like the foot service thing, but now he does it all the time willingly(?). Is that because it's Jisten, because the H guy reaaally fucked with his head, or a bit of both? Either way, it seems to indicate that perhaps Rak ain't exactly right in the head.
And more wtf'ery. Onto the next one.