As that simple head shake came with an explanation to follow, Riley found himself nodding. A hand would lift, finger at the hair that covered his chin in thought as he considered the response. He supposed it was valid enough considering he’d never given that a thought at all in his whole life until that moment. He was not a man of science, not a genius, not a great mind. While he was not necessarily simple he considered himself of average intellect. Just then, though, debating the effects of transmogrification with someone like Professor Blackstone he felt much more educated and important. “Maybe it’s just one’a them things that can’t be explained.” Natural phenomenon and all.
Geese and cheese seemed to be the mystery of the evening. Who knew?
As the marble changed into the elephant his eyes twinkled with the consideration of what was to beheld. Magic wasn’t something he understood, it seemed far more complex than he could rationalize with, which was why it was best left to those professionals. “Fantastic.” He would reach out a finger and touch at the little pachyderm. It felt real, as if it had always existed and had never been anything else.