Thorn (text): Hey, Kale — sorry I left you hanging. Some things came up.
Turns out I have to stay on watch with a teammate. I’ll swap out as soon as possible, but they have to stay until the storm’s over —
— and then we’ll both be sheltering at the downtown office. So I won’t be home tonight.
Can you box up the cookies before you go? Help yourself to a few, of course! And if you missed dinner over this — take something from the fridge.
Kale (text): Thorn — hope all’s well, and I’m heading home now. Here’s a photo of your locked door.
I checked your cat’s food and water. And the cookies came out well.
Elisa: You should go to bed, Leif.
Leif: Not yet! I want a text that Thorn’s home safe.