Zen: I know this is going to be really weird, but I need you to help me with something, quickly!
Flora: Yeah, sure, Natani. What is it? And… wait, didn’t one of your eyes used to be grey before?
Zen: That… nevermind that. Just listen!
Zen: (thoughts) I forgot how cute Flora was in person.
Zen: (thoughts) Focus, Zen.
Sythe: Great. Now he’s just staring off into space. I don’t know what he hopes to gain from this act.
Raine: He probably just wants a reason for us not to hurt him.
Sythe: A crazy story about imaginary friends isn’t helping his case. He’s a magic-user. He’s dangerous.
Sythe: Sure, we only found drained mana crystals in his stuff, but who knows what else he might have hidden?
Raine: Wait! You found mana crystals when you searched him?!
Sythe: Well… yeah, but they were dead. Why?
Raine: Even an “empty” mana crystal is useful! The crystal itself can be ground up for runecrafting, circles… I might be able to fix my shackle! I’ll be right back!
Sythe: Well… at least she’s happier. But it still doesn’t help our current situation! Maybe I should just wait and let Red handle this guy. I’m sure he’d love t—
Zen: Your ponytail looks stupid!
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