Daniel: So, how was your first day at school?
MC: I have successfully infiltrated the enemy — oh, very well, “student body” — and assimilated myself into their midst.
Daniel: … OK. Make any new friends?
MC: Negative. Excessive fraternization with the… “student body” will jeopardize the mission.
Daniel: Uh… the “mission” is to turn you into a functional human being. [sighs] At least you didn’t hurt anyone… [hopeful tone] Right?
MC: Addendum to original report: I was unable to comply with the order not to engage in combat.
Daniel: Oh no…
MC: He sleeps with the fishes.
Daniel: You didn’t…!
MC: That was a joke. [flatly] Ha ha ha. He will live… probably.
Daniel: [sighs] Incorrigible little monster… I don’t know why I accepted your case. You should’ve been tried as an adult, sent to prison for life with all the other monsters.
MC: [quietly] Lucy Stein would disagree.
Daniel: Wait… you mean the Lucy Stein?
Daniel: And why’s that?
MC: Miss Stein was targeted by enemy combatants. Had I not intervened, she could have been injured or worse. I deemed the possibility of such an outcome to exceed acceptable parameters and acted accordingly.
Daniel: Wait, are you blushing? You are, aren’t you?
MC: [definitely blushing] N-negative!
Daniel: Heh heh… maybe there’s hope for you yet. You know… I was reading up on a study that shows extracurricular activities have a positive effect on those with PTSD. You know where I’m going with this, don’t you?
MC: No. I am not joining the cheerleading club.