Medik, I may not be fan of TF/TG and similar stuff.
But this one made me laugh because of everything aside of this point.
You're very good at writing Virmir's thoughts and acts to be Virmirish, to feel "natural" to him.
Well, aside of one or two necessary plot devices, like having him agree to the trip here.
You strike a very nice balance with your descriptions. They're detailed just enough to give food to imagination, to make everything not feel like it's happening on empty canvas (that little mention of the rodent made me chuckle), but not overly verbose and focusing on the exact pattern of the moss on the stone like some Great Classic Writers we're taught in literature classes liked to do.
If I'd have to criticize one thing, I'd say "Toast and weird cults" is redundant... one tends to imply the other.
What did you mean by "harassed"?