Thorn: I’m sorry about your parents . . . Are you ever going to be adopted?
Leif: Probably not. But it’s all taken care of! I’m in an official orphan apartment and a work-study program.
Thorn: Wow, you live on your own? Aren’t you a little young?
Leif: Not at all! I’m fifteen. And I’m very mature for —
Thorn: Uh . . . Excuse me, I need to run to the bathroom. And don’t be surprised if it takes a while.
Leif (thinking): I hope he doesn’t take too long . . . It’s boring when he’s not around.