Thorn: It’s been days and I haven’t seen Leif. I can’t even find out if he’s okay!
The embassy staff coordinator would only tell me he was “unavailable”!
. . . although Leif isn’t part of my team. Or my family. I shouldn’t have access to his medical information. This just proves they’re taking responsible care of him.
(MORE SEDATE BRUSHING)
I don’t buy that he freely chose to let the vampires hurt him in the first place . . . But looking for someone to be angry at isn’t going to fix it.
Thorn: Besides, I need to be calm to figure out if there’s anything I can do for him.
Tiernan (thinking): And it’ll help us both calm down if you keep petting me. Win-win.