This excerpt shows some of the interplay between the children and between Ty and his father. Ty is an eight-year-old telepath living in Cambridge, UK; Stefan is an extremely powerful telepathic seven-year-old living in Westminster, UK; and twelve-year-old Tyco is a telepath from Arizona in the US. Tyco is extremely mature for a twelve-year-old, wanting to be a father. He is visiting the UK, staying at Stefan’s house. Stefan’s mum seems to farm out parenting to the nearest capable person. In this excerpt, Tyco has gone to cuddle Stefan while Stefan tries to sleep because Stefan is scared of the “man with the transponder,” a nefarious person who has a device attached to his skull that allows him to hear telepathy and home in on it.
The children can all talk to each other via telepathy (blue text). One of the interesting things about telepathy is that because other people are not telepathic, the children can have a running commentary to each other about what is happening in their lives.