Thorn (thinking): The crowds are picking up . . . and now I feel like everyone’s staring at my arm. Should I have worn long sleeves? It’s hot, but Kale wore them long and seemed okay . . .
Of course he assumed the burn wasn’t real. People don’t have scars like this. If I’d gotten it almost any other way, modern medicine would’ve healed the thing completely.
. . . At least I know Leif thinks it’s “not hideous.”