"A viperfish?", Val replied.
"Ah -- yeah, you wouldn't know", Adrien started. "So, in the sea, there are these -- fish with a venomous spine on their back. They hide in the sand with only their spine out, and if you step on them, it really hurts".
"Oh, wow", Katia commented, impressed.
"It's usually nothing serious, though - the pain goes away in a day or so", Adrien added with a smile. "But -- yeah, so I had to get my diploma hopping on one foot", he chuckled.
"I'm sorry that happened", Val said - but Adrien noticed that there was a little bit of a chuckle to his voice as he said that.
"Why are you laughing?", he replied, mock resentment in his tone.
Val giggled with one hand in front of his mouth. "...You certainly do often... step into trouble".
Hala and Katia laughed; Adrien groaned.