When Lye manages to drag himself down to the dining hall, he finds two very excited teenagers waiting for him. He doesn’t have time to wonder what he did to deserve such energetic companions before they set upon him with questions.
“How long can seeds survive if they’re not planted?” Miranda stumbles over her own words.
“It depends,” he replies cautiously, “Why?”
“Because I think we’ve found a cure. Well, maybe a cure. If it grows.”
Lye raises one eyebrow. “A cure for what exactly?”
“A cure for—” Miranda’s gaze shutters. “Shou, tell Lye what you can do.”