Following the adventure-of-the-week that was Magical Thorn Act 1, this time we’re flashing back to the origin story.
Tiernan (thinking): Can that boy on the field really be the one I’ve been searching for? He’s nothing like a magical is supposed to be.
I was expecting someone big-hearted but average at school. He does well on all his tests.
He’s not cute and adorably insecure — he’s elegant and confident.
I was looking for earnest but clumsy. This kid is the star of a sports team!
He seems to have a power signature . . . but what if I ‘m wrong? What if he’s not —
Thorn: Be right back, I just need to get some —
Leif (thinking): Gotta get these to the team before —
Leif: Ahh, I’m so sorry! Here — let me help you with — oops, sorry again —
Tiernan (thinking): Ahhh. There’s where the cute-and-clumsy was hiding.