My full length Brian Northington piece continues, though I'm a little unsure about one spot, namely the one where he first realises that fantastic things exist. I think it's quite a hard moment for writers to get right in general, because the most obvious reactions (extended disbelief, uncooperativeness, or running away from all the other characters) aren't exactly helpful when it comes to the plot. I've decided to go for what seems like the funniest option (passing out from the shock, then later getting obsessively interested by dragons, this is Brian after all)
I suppose the point here is that characters don't always behave like ordinary people, because they aren't. So long as the reaction isn't actually inconsistent with what we have seen of them, it doesn't strike me as a problem.