Maxine's response was canned, the kind of thing she'd explained enough times that she was tired of explaining it. "Cuz I'm the Avatar of the Red like how Swamp Thing is the Avatar of the Green except no one has heard of them here so it's really hard to explain."
So hard, it seemed, that Maxine didn't bother trying anymore.
"Do your bones hurt?" Maxine asked. It was a natural mix of curiousness and concern.