What, exactly, had these kids learned in 18 years? Where was all the idealism they'd spewed only a few hours earlier at the big ceremony? We were about to unleash almost 200 creatures on the world, and it was a little embarrassing. Who, exactly, was going to clean up after them?
Their simultaneous blossoming has taken the form of them all needing new shoes at the same time but this time it was different. This time I could see the culmination of many life experiences coming full circle and I could see them revealing the individuals that they are growing up to be.