They were apprentice wizards, the three of them, with a penchant for clever hackery. Bertie had sent the three of them to Annie, saying, “She’s an engineer. She could tell you about flying.”
She had meant to tell them that she was in only her first year of study, and in any case she wasn’t planning to do aeronautical engineering.
Tristan said, “We don’t want to collide with any airships.”
Griselda explained that the documentary film had been most deceiving, because they hadn’t managed to get a flying motorbike to work at all.
[In which Annie meets the steampunk wizard kids: Tristan, Gunnhild, and Griselda, aka Tristan and the Magic Twins.]