Thorn: Okay . . . Okay.
It sounds like the people you killed on purpose were in self-defense — and not anybody I’d shed tears over.
I can believe the innocent bystanders were an accident. Which doesn’t do them any good. But it does mean people are safe now, with your powers blocked.
Maybe these days you’d have control with them unblocked, too, but I’m glad I don’t have to risk it. I’m also glad the mind-control is off the board. This way I don’t feel obligated to second-guess everything I think about you.
And with the plant-monster incident at Leachtric . . . I’m glad I didn’t cut the bracelets and let you help.
Not because I’m sure you would’ve done something terrible, but because, even if you handled it perfectly, I’m sure a lot of people would feel crushingly unsafe just to know you’re out here. I’m glad I didn’t have any part in causing that.
All that said . . . ? I am glad they didn’t just kill you.
And if you get clocked at the party, I can cover for you with a clear conscience. Worst comes to worst, half of the guests are people I can pull rank on.