Well, you knew Linda finally had to pick up on Hugo's true origin.
Put yourself in her position. Yeah, this is science fiction, but suppose something like this really happened to you. Sure, it'd be hard to credit, but what if nothing else made sense?
And we haven't yet got to the point that Hugo, too, must come to grips with the reality of his situation. I know I'm taking the realizations of my characters a little fast, but the actual lengthy process wouldn't be much fun to read, and you wind up at the same place anyhow, it just takes longer.
Anyhow, much more to come. Hope you're enjoying it. I know I had fun writing the story.