TICK, TOCK, and QUINN are having a conversation in the Velvet Mines.
TICK: So, Quinn? How did you get your hair like that? (Touches his ropey-lopey hair.)
QUINN: Mary was REALLY bad at doing my hair.
TICK: How bad?
QUINN: REALLY BAD.
TOCK licks wall in anticipation.
QUINN: Ok, I’ll tell you… It all started a long long long long long time ago…
TICK licks TOCK in anticipation.
QUINN: When I was young, Mary used to always pay attention to her training and had no time to watch over me. I would do extremely dangerous things because she didn’t watch. That’s why I finished college so young!
TICK and TICK are snoring.
QUINN (grossed out): And then…
TICK and TOCK lick the wall.
QUINN: I got my normal hair stuck in a giant tub of caramel! The caramel was beaten out of a snowy egret that I tackled while Mary was making evil plans.
TICK: That’s weird!
QUINN: YOU GUYS ARE WEIRD!
TOCK: (Licks TICK) How are we weird?
QUINN: Why are you licking everything like it’s a popsicle?
TOCK: It’s a trick that we learned from Pippie Senpai. And it’s made of cake.
QUINN: Whatever! So back to my story, after my hair got stuck in the caramel it clumped together in ropey things. And that’s how my hair came to be!
TICK: Oh really? Are you sure that you didn’t just make that up to explain to us “uneducated individuals” that you were just born with natural hair? (Pulls on his hair sharply.)
TICK pulls a bit more.
QUINN: The story is completely real!
His hair pops off, revealing a downward-pointing arrow on his forehead.
TICK and TOCK: ARE YOU THE AVATAR? QUINN (embarrassed): No, no, this is just an arrow indicating of which way I should put on my wig. The caramel burnt it away. (Pauses, and then whispers) Don’t tell anyone, okay?
JOHN waltzes into the room.
JOHN: ZHAN’S DEAD!
QUINN: THE FIRE NATION HAS ATTACKED!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
TOCK (to TICK): I’ll protect you Asami!