You can tell Thorn is rattled because his grammar keeps slipping.
Thorn: You’re very different to Leif.
Elisa: Well, I’ve only done this for two years. He’s a lifer.
Did you ever . . . accidentally get him zapped?
Thorn: No. I’ve, um, seen it happen. But I didn’t send him into it.
Leif is so . . . cautious. Even when he seems relaxed? It’s like a secret part of him is watching, always. So I feel being watched, and it reminds me not to give orders.
. . . or maybe I’m all wrong. Maybe I do forget, and I just don’t see it, because he is so better at doing the orders.