It just hit me that I meant to put warnings at the start of this storyline. Whoops. Here they are, for people reading this live:
Kale: So, uh . . . the real reason I came here is . . . When you cut me out of the vines, how much do you remember about it?
Thorn (thinking): Well . . . I remember the most important part.
Thorn: Hey, why don’t we talk about this inside?
Kale: Are you sure?
Thorn: If you try to kill me, I promise I can stab you first.
Kale: . . . That actually helps, thanks.