Trivia: this storyline was originally planned take place on the same day as No Moss, so the first panel was Thorn telling the police to talk to Juniper.
Then I decided to add some dramatic weather at the end of the day, so it has to take place later, and Thorn’s dialogue became foreshadowing rather than anteshadowing.
Comm: We’ve sent a list of magical girls who are available to be reassigned to your team.
Thorn: Received. I’ll review them and get you a list of my top candidates by the end of the week.
Sir Thorn, over and out.
Thorn: Leif! How are you doing?
Leif: All good! I just wanted to say hello.
Thorn: You still like the apple pie best, right?
Leif: Well . . .
Of pies, yes. But there are other desserts I like better. Will your thing still work with cookies?
Thorn: . . . It works for me, yes, but don’t let my president find out.