Felix and Milly-Fox are off on their own and have been diverted from their journey East to deal with the 'crying people' that are bothering Felix.
I love how Milly-Fox is so dedicated to keeping Felix out of trouble AND keeping him as happy as possible. It doesn't matter how out there Felix's requests and stories are, like...
Milly always tries to take care of him no matter how far down the well he is. And this is despite how pompous Felix acts when he's topside.