Thorn: I have . . . I don’t know what it’s called in Sønska. When you have a dangerous time, your brain changes to be ready for the danger, yes?
And, after . . . it does not always change all the way back. My danger had a fire.
A lot of people — colleagues of me — they were burned. So, at the restaurant, when I had the smell of the meat . . . I forgot that it was just moose, you see? My brain felt like I had to be ready for a dragon.
Leif: There aren’t any dragons around here . . . are there?
Thorn: No, no. And since I killed the last one within a thousand miles, I ought to know.