The Elfking got off the bus and announced that he plans to join the Navy. Apparently, the bus driver has sons in the military and now Juss wants to join, too.
He says, “I can dress like I want to and fight!” (I assume he means ‘in a
manner I like’ as he would not be able to dress as he wished.)
Then he goes: “Fire the cannons!” “Yes, Sir!” “Phewboom!” several times.
Then, the following conversation:
Juss: “Yay! I can join the Navy at 13!” (He loves the age of 13.)
Juss: “Oh, 18. And I can’t change my name until 18. Why can’t I change my name at 13?”
Mommy: “What do you want to change it to?”
Juss: “Oh, Carter…and Speedy and…”
Mommy, too amused to talk clearly: “That’s why you can’t change it until 18.”