Because he just does! It’s true, Chloe!
*speaks at her full voice* Now, *pulls out her ax from her rucksack* If you’ll excuse me, I have some ore to mine! *props the ax onto her shoulder before stepping away, coming up to a pile of snow and swinging her ax down on it, whistling to herself*
No, it’s Owen—I—really don’t think Jin has anything against, uh…all Italians, Molly, that doesn’t make any—…
*Stares at her for a while. Just stares.*
…*Approaches her and carefully swipes away the axe.* …Molly, there aren’t any ores in the snow. Let’s…get ya’…inside…
*pats her hand against Owen’s chest, thinking she’s patting Chloe on the head*
Look, Chloence, I’m gonna let you in on a secret….*leans in, whispering into his arm* Doctor Jin hates Italians. He wants to destroy us.
*Blinks and pats her head, brow furrowed—he doesn’t know exactly what to do. Lowers his voice when she does.*
…What? Why would he hate Italians? Uh—would you at least think about going inside? …I think your knees are turning blue. And your fingers.
[Pouts at Katie.] I didn’t mean to! I was just looking—!
[Blinks, not quite sure he heard what the other man said and looking up over the snowbank.] WHAT—?
*Can’t help but laugh at the hit, having a ball. Loads his arms up again.* NICE CATCH!
*smiles* Oh, how cute. *tugs at his jacket* You look adorable in this, Chloe. You should get one for Owen, you guys would look adorable in matching outfits.
*Stares at her, confused.* …Molly, uh—I’m Owen…uh…*Waves a hand in front of her face.* Do—you need to see the doctor? You look really pale…
…is your jacket on backwards? Yeah, yeah it’s…*Pauses.* Do—you need me to take you to the doctor?
[Squealing loudly from the other side.] CAAARL! Don’t tick off the buffest guy on their team!! Ack, duck!!
*One of the many snowball’s he’s throwing—which he is laughing like a goof while throwing—whacks Katie in the side.*
AH!!! [Squeaks loudly and cowers down under the snow more, talking fervently to someone nearby him in a high-pitch anxious voice loud enough to be heard over the distance.] I th-think I just got threatened by the big mean guy!!!
*Turns back to the pile and begins shoveling snowballs into his arms, catches earshot of Carl.*
*Turns back to wave, grinning.* I'M NOT MEAN, PROMISE! *Throws a snowball at him while laughing goofily as if that’s somehow going to convince Carl he means well.*