Which is a shame because there's actually a lot of interesting things you could do with such a scenario: Anode has some emotional baggage over feeling she caused the death of a sparkling and she's hallucinating the presence of someone she loves. By making the hallucination Lug act different than the real Lug, you can provide some subtle insight into Anode's character because the hallucination is subconsciously being influenced by Anode so for example, if it swings between taking digs at her and being comforting, it could serve to indicate how Anode desires forgiveness but thinks she doesn't deserve. In one of my stories, there's two soldiers who used to be good friends but their relationship broke and become bitter and hostile because one of the soldiers committed warcrimes and the other soldier was so disgusted by this, that he left the team altogether after they refused to listen to him and all his reports got "lost" up the chain of command. The warcrime soldier considers him a traitor for trying to "snitch" on him and the others and basically bans any mention of his name and has nothing nice to say about him. At some point after the war, the warcrime soldier has an hallucination of sorts, in which the soldier that left has rejoined his former friends and is making amends with them. He is apologetic to the warcrime soldier, which shows that the warcrime soldier still doesn't believe he did anything wrong but also that he desires validation for what he did. His hallucination doesn't grovel at his feet or beg for forgiveness because it's not humiliation that the warcrime soldier wants. Also, that despite everything he projected outwards, he still misses his old friend.