Thorn: I guess there’s no point in telling you I’m not mind-controlled.
Thorn (thinking): All I have to do is stall them. Heartswords cut deep and true, but clean . . . Easiest kind of injury to heal.
And sure, it’s not the simplest when there’s a whole torso’s worth of internal damage to cover –But as long as Kale can keep his brain running with magic — the physical repairs are just a matter of time. If I buy him enough of that, he’ll make it.
D10: Don’t waste his breath, Kudzu. I will not let you make your comeback here, if it’s the last thing I do.
Thorn (thinking): . . . And if I get stabbed in the process, hopefully he can do the same for me.