The following day, after school, Sadde waits for Alistair.
"Hmm but is this magical enough, I wonder? Kero, is this magical enough?"
"Well, I don't know," says the winged bear, emerging from a backpack somewhere, his voice just as amplified. "Maybe you should get volunteers to make sure this isn't just a trick?"
The adorable bear kinda does not want to be hugged.
"Sure, why not," says a volunteer from the audience.
"Hmm, what do you want to look like? I somehow think the dress is not your style..."
"You don't think I could pull it off? Let's go for something obnoxious. Powder blue tux with a neon green tie."
"You got it. Change!"
"Change!" he casts again, and the heckler is wearing a much more tasteful suit. "Although this may not be impressive enough to your tastes, since you could be a plant, right?"
One of them walks forward through the crowd for a better look.
The Card returns to his hand and everyone is wearing what they were wearing at the start again. "For my next trick I'm gonna teleport! No, I lie, I'm not. I'm gonna stop time and walk. Who wants to bet I can't do it?"
"No hard feelings when it works?"
He grins, holds up a Card, says "Time!", it glows, and then he's standing right in front of the woman, holding her five dollar bill and grinning.
"It is. As for the coffee, it will have to be strictly platonic, I haven't had the nonmonogamy conversation with my boyfriend yet," he says, hiking a thumb in Alistair's direction.
Alistair elects not to interrupt.
"Naturally. Not as handy as crying out a word but it works just the same. What is it?"