David Mack wrote:
No, actually the text implied no such thing. Re-read their last scene together — it says explicitly that...
In light of a later scene with Pennington and T'Prynn (where Tim goes round and round the station to look for him and she tells him he's gone), that bit of text should perhaps have been moved to the end of that conversation.
To me, this doesn't mean the 2 friends never saw each other again. Perhaps Pennington met him again decades later, but under his new identity. That quote seems a little open ended.
One of the things I've loved about this series is how often I've been led to believe the fate of certain characters or situations only to find I'd been misled for the sake of a later surprise.