Rookidee the Pokemon“I choose you!” indeed.

Low-key reveal that Patrick’s last fight was with the Bear. Not one of the ominously-foreshadowed Beings (the Tiger, the Wolf), or the other established plot-significant Beings. Just “the miscellaneous one whose design I already have on hand.”

Poe: You still haven’t told me what happened. I know you don’t want to talk about it, but . . .

Maybe I could help if I understood. Right now, all I know is that “he left.” And that doesn’t happen. We don’t just run away. When I think about not being near you . . .

Miranda: . . . There was a fight, okay? Nothing special about it, except that Patrick lost. And got beat up really badly.

He would’ve healed fine if he’d just had the time! But my father took one look at him and said it was too much. That he wasn’t going to put up with this any more.

He took Patrick into a private room, and . . . — — — —— —- — – —

Poe: . . . No.

Miranda: It’s okay, Poe. I won’t ever let anything like that happen to you. I chose you. You’re MINE.