In the epilogue, during the conversation that the main cast has while waiting the nine minutes for the supernova to destroy them:
"It seems to me," mused the Master of Fandom, "that I should feel a lot worse about that than I actually do." "We're in shock," the Lady Sensory observed distantly. "It'll hit us in about half an hour, I expect."
In chapter 3, Akon's reaction to the Superhappies' first message:
Slowly, elaborately, Akon's head dropped to the table with a dull thud. "Why couldn't we have been alone in the universe?"