Juniper (thinking): It would be nice to have backup when I check on Marula. Someone else who knows her. One of us who survived the dragon.
Violet . . .
(Imaginary Violet): I’m on Embassy duty right now. You can’t pull me off unless it’s serious.
Rowan . . .
(Imaginary Rowan): Same. Also, you know I’ll just fight with her.
Birch . . .
(Imaginary Birch): Um . . . I’m scared of her.
Peach . . .
(Imaginary Peach): One of the perks of being retired is, I don’t need to deal with Marula.
(Imaginary Thorn): I made you my second-in-command, and you’re still going to call me for help with things?
Juniper (thinking): Okay, none of them. Stars, but I wish Moss was still here.