Laurel: Holly always worries over whether she’s impressing people . . . I’m afraid she’ll ask for a job that sounds prestigious, but won’t make her happy. And I wish she could find something that’s not so isolated!
Her fellow Embassy guards are nice and friendly — but they’re all adults. She never gets enough time with other kids to make new friends her own age.
Holly: Magus Raifort? If I pass this, could I go back to the assignment I was on before Sir Thorn’s knights got moved to the Embassy?
Raifort: Maybe. What was it?
Holly: An isolated observatory in the mountains, populated only by a bunch of adult scientists doing prestigious work!
Raifort: . . . I see.