The godling seemed surprised to see Xander last night.
The godling promised to tell Gabriel about he bet that took out past-Death, only when Gabriel was on the right path.
Moreover, it is a human weakness to manipulate one's ancestry, and the common claim to be descended from the local godling is not to be confused with the Arunta type of reincarnation.4 Again, in the part taken by women in serpent-lore other problems of primitive society and religion intermingle.
He liked Fate, though after the story of how the deity took out past-Deidre, he knew better than to trust the godling completely.
That the godling with the hormones of a teen might have more of an interest in the girl never crossed Xander's mind.