And of course, this begs the question of whether or not he'll even be able to literally pull himself together again. Will he survive? And what changes could this wreak on a person, to literally almost dissipate into the cosmos? When your souls is young and not very coherent in the first place, what if you don't get it all back?
The other thing I realized is, the powers of the other children involved its actually nearly irrelevant - I really don't use them for anything in this particular story, at least not in a way that can't be re-imagined. The only problematic element is the lizards, I.e., the futuristic element, or perhaps more accurately the unearthly element. I don't yet know what I'm going to do about any of those details-this still implies that I'm actually going to write a coherent version in the first place.