Thorn: Listen, how about this. Tansy, Larch — come up with a list of guidelines for Hyacinth to follow if she decides to contact her grandparents. I know there’s information she shouldn’t share with them. And any other safety rules you can think of.
Hyacinth, if you decide to answer . . . promise you won’t do it until after you get the list?
Hyacinth: Sure, of course!
Thorn: . . . and unless you want my input, I can grab my stuff and head out, I guess? Or unless you’ll feel safer if I stay in the area a while longer.
Tansy: Larch, do you . . . ?
Larch: I don’t mind! Gosh, we’ve kept Thorn here much too long.
I hope this didn’t get in the way of dealing with something important!
Thorn: Not at all. If anything, it helped.