Charlie, writing: Why didn’t you go to dinner?
Erec, writing: I don’t know. I guess I was nervous. Do you have magic powers?
Charlie, writing: Why else would I be here?
Erec: …Yeah.
Erec, writing: Are you deaf because you got sick with magic?
Charlie, writing: I don’t think that happens. I’ve been Deaf my whole life. But I used to hear a little more than I do now.
Erec, writing: Can you use magic to get your hearing back?
Charlie pauses to look at him, frowning.