Bryn: Captain? I think you should play Princess for this caller.
Sigrún: Bryn, I’m letting this happen because it would tarnish Sønska culture to break a bunch of children’s hearts on Szélanyanatt. But someone needs to keep an eye on the actual security needs of this Embassy. Why should I step away from that?
Bryn: Because this girl has wings coming in. Nobody else in her family has them. She sounds scared.
Sigrún: Once you get used to them, they’ll feel as natural as your arms. I promise. The hardest part is having to alter all your clothes . . .
And the captain’s small heart grew three sizes that day.
Awwww, aww aww. That’s sweet.
He does have a point you know. They do have a job they are supposed to be doing and someone should keep an eye on things. They should adept a rotation or something until help arrives.
Sigrún is a she, not a he. And you already got corrected about that a couple of strips ago…
Was/is Captain Sigrún the only one in her family with wings, or does she just understand how it feels to be that age and have them come in? She seems to be the kind of person who takes her job seriously (which can have her coming across as scary/overly strict/etc), but still has a soft spot for children.
Yes, she was the only one in her family, although she was in her 20’s when they grew in.
Sigrún’s not exactly warm-and-fuzzy, even with kids, but she has…reasonable expectations. She appreciates that children need support and instruction.
That’s something I’ve always wondered, how to deal with clothes when you have wings. Especially if the wings are supposed to be functional and not merely tiny and decorative.