Fractal: Thesis: Jay, by his very presence, will wreck the world.
Medea: I already said that.
Fractal: Antithesis: Jay by his very presence, will not wreck the world. Neither the antithesis nor the thesis concur with the empirical realities of observation. Jay was in the world a long time without it getting wrecked. However, there does appear to be a link between him and the world falling apart. Synthesis: Jay wrecks the world when he leaves it.
Medea: Oh. Of course. Everything started to fall apart when he left. And the grownups? Fractal: To restate the obvious, stories of the grownups only became rampant only after the world started to fall apart.
Medea: (groans) I've been trying to get rid of him when all along I should've been trying to lock him up here forever.
Fractal: If you can lock up someone who just disappeared.
Medea: Well, then, we'll just have to convince him that it's in everybody's best interest for him to stay.
Fractal: First, you have to get him to come back.