"Adam, yeah," he said, his voice soft and utterly distracted. The light had come and gone so quickly Adam could not be entirely sure he had seen it at all. But the evidence was there, plainly laid out before them - or staggering, more to the point, the victim of that blinding flash now stumbling through his own beloved store, knocking about like a bull in a china shop. It was, perhaps, the best possible end to a quickly escalating situation. "It's no big deal. It's only words, and I've heard worse."
Earbuds still dangling at his chest, Adam reached out to take Lily's arm, happy to guide her out of the store at last. "I didn't catch your name." As the door slammed behind them, he turned to look at her, a smile tugging upward the corner of his lips. "Thanks, by the way. You didn't have to do all that."