Thorn: We haven’t met before, yes? You know my name, but I don’t know yours.
Katya: Mine is Katya. And no, we haven’t met. All I know is what Leif says about you.
Thorn (imagination): You know Leif! Report on him to me. Is he okay? Is he being punished for anything? Did he feel embarrassed or upset? Is he avoiding me on purpose?!
Thorn (thinking): . . . would be a great way to signal to Leif that I don’t trust him. And that, when he gives me a cue, I can’t be trusted to play along.
Thorn: Let me help you with that.