Thorn: Kale . . . Just to be clear . . .
He doesn’t know you’re a magical boy. He doesn’t know what you could do. And even if he did, that was not permission. You understand?
Kale: I do! I understand.
Kale (thinking): I do not understand. But I’m clearly supposed to — enough that, if I ask Thorn to explain it, he might take that as picking a fight over it. As long as I behave like someone who understands, that’ll be close enough . . . right?