. . . because, from across a room, his eyes are dark. Not as dark as Mouse's; Mouse's irises are as black as his pupils. Not that dark, but dark, and everyone assumes brown, but if you look really close, probably uncomfortably close if you're not a friend or relative, his eyes are actually green---dark green. Like hunter green or British racing green or Army dress uniform green or something. Dark green like an ivy leaf or a pine bough, maybe. Most green-eyed people's eyes are like olive-green at the greenest. No, his are green green. The only other person I know with eyes that color is his sister who has the same eyes. She has the same face, if you want to know the truth. Luckily, it's a youngish-looking, attractive face that neither a man nor a woman would be unhappy to have.