They are in the basement.
(She flinches and braces for a moment before she realizes that.)
Eventually, they land on white sands. "Voila!"
Pretty sand! She wants to touch the sand! She does that.
That makes her worry and brace again. But she can't say things to Jany right now. She stands with her head down.
"So, yeah, this is here."
Nod. (Partially looking at Jany and worrying.)
"Um, do you want food or something?" He glances at their uniforms. "Pants that aren't crap looking?"
"At your disposal."
"What does that mean?"
Humans haven't asked her that before. She isn't sure what it is correct to say.
"If you say we need to eat food, or wear different clothes, or we need to not do that," she shouldn't say 'we'll do that', she knows that. "We know we need to do what you say."
"Hmm, can you jump on one foot?"
She should say yes to that, and not just nod, even if she still doesn't remember what to say that isn't sir.
"Jump on one foot!"
She does that.
After he stops giggling, he decides to inquire into this wonderful state of obedience. Probably ruining a good thing, but still. "So, why do you have to do what I say?"
She wasn't sure if she should keep jumping and decided that she should probably not. She hopes that's right.
She doesn't know what to say, again. She knows how to explain to Jany, but she doesn't know when it's a human who's a child.
"Mages are bad so we need to be obedient and be taught a lot and punished," says Jany from where she's still playing with the sand.
"Why are mages bad?"
"I think we're just born that way."
"But what even are mages?"
"We have magic."
"Well that just means you're better than humans."