Max hesitated, thinking again. "Do you think he might understand if we tried to explain it to him? If he lets you go, he can't get mad..." Well... actually, he can, I guess... but not in the same way, at least.
Jenny didn't know what 'shiny' meant in that sense, so she assumed he meant the general synonym to sparkly or glossy and had no idea why he had used that adjective. "Oh, my..." she muttered. "That's..."