Catherine Then go away. I’m busy.
… … …
Catherine What do you want?
Catherine Then why are you standing there grinning at me?
Nathan Cristov said I need to be more pleasant to you. So I’m just smiling.
Catherine Well, stop it! It’s creepy!
Nathan Excuse me? How rude!
Arinda It is a little creepy, Nathan. You don’t just stand there and grin at people.
Nathan Oh, thanks, Rinda. Now that I’ve had advice from an expert…
Arinda Now you’re just being a creep.
Nathan Hey! I bet you don’t complain when Jahx smiles at you.
Arinda Jahx does have a nice smile.
Nathan Of course, because I couldn’t have lived another day without knowing that little tidbit of information.
Arinda And now you’ve been promoted to dafnit! Anyway, Jahx does get creepy when he’s ‘influencing’. He has this weird smile that is anything but friendly. I wonder that people are actually drawn to him when he’s like that.
Nathan I’m wondering why you think I care.
Catherine Nathan! If you’re going to be unpleasant then go be unpleasant someplace else! Get out! Leave! Scoot!
Nathan Hey! OW!!! I’m going, but why does Rinda get to stay?
Catherine Because she’s not an unpleasant, creepy, grinning idiot!
Nathan Nice. That’s what I get for trying to be pleasant.
Catherine If that’s your attempt at pleasant, please just be your usual foul tempered self. Honestly! Mages! Always underfoot!
Nathan I’m telling Cristov on you! If I have to be pleasant, so do you!
Catherine GET… OUT!!!
Nathan I’m telling him you’re throwing things, too!
Catherine Kick that door again, Nathan! I dare you.
Arinda Will he ever learn?
Catherine He learns quite well, actually. I find it’s best to keep him guessing.
Arinda There is a little harpy in you, isn’t there?