“I tell the story to you now, but in each telling the story itself changes a little, changes direction, and that in turn changes you and me. So be very careful not only in how you repeat it but in how you remember it, goslings. More often than you realize it, the world is shaped by two things -- stories told and the memories they leave behind.”
― Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose
Interesting time for his eyes to go silver. Nerves? Or just a preemptive something while he gets ready to out himself?
It's his nervous habit. He loses focus on coloring details when he's distracted or overly emotional. Considering how afraid he is, he's lucky they still look human!