Feels like the short story is just a glimpse of a whole monumental novel with its profoundly developing plot where all characters from main to minor have their own purpose and assignment to the novel and are reasonably described in an interesting for the readers way. Really good work.
The story happend to be of the kind I like the most. It's like an excerpt from a full-fledged novel tha triggers your imagination to look for the main plot of the novel and fill in all the details that might have led to what happens in the short story. I enjoed it.