Thorn: I think I’ve heard this story. Little Violet saved you, right?
Rowan: Of course! She’s the classic broadsword type — a born hero. I mean, my memory got all fuzzy at this point, but I take her word for it.
Young Violet (thinking): Finally safe to walk home around here. No reason Rowan woulda stayed at school this long . . . I better just head home . . .
Resident: Yo, what’s that idiot doing on the ground?
Resident: He gon’ freeze to death there, if he don’t drown first.