Merlin flitted easily from the topic of kidnapping to tonight's line-up, but Thalia was left reeling in the wake of that minor bombshell.
Clio was friends with the Merry Men. Clio was dating a Merry Man. Clio, who'd clung to her so tight and and told her that things had been awful, and Thalia had known she wasn't saying everything, but there was awful and there was kidnapping-doesn't-even-rate-a-mention awful—
"Oh," she said in a small voice. And that was all she could say for a few reeling moments, before her flailing thoughts managed to catch hold of Merlin's question. "Um. I liked Mehreen. She's got something. And Tom, he's trying too hard to be Bill Burr right now, but— Sorry, did... was Clio's boyfriend...?"