DO NOT BE AFRAID!
When he comes to you on the water extend both tentacles and take him between your mandibles. Do not fear the soft tenderness of long hair caressing your barnacles, do not shoot ink in terror when he comes to save YOU. You relate that the present cosmos is only the last of a series, having arisen in stages from the wreck of the previous universe. In this account, you are the lone survivor of the previous, alien universe. Good luck!