|The Mage Sister||
Nathan Damnation! What is wrong with you, Cullen?
Cullen She’s crazy!
Jahx Who’s crazy?
Cullen Your wife! She keeps chasing me around the… oh hell! Here she comes again.
Nathan You want to hide behind me?
Cullen Shut up, Nathan!
Jahx You’re the one who wanted to teach her how to fight with a sword. I didn’t want you to. I said it was a bad idea. But did anyone listen to me? Noooooooo! What would I know? I just LIVE with her!
Cullen Shut up, Jahx!
Nathan You know it’s the right thing to do, Jahx. She insists on being right in the thick of things, and when trouble visits our doorstep, I want her to at least be able to defend herself.
Jahx I know no such thing! Why can’t you teach her something she can do from a distance – like how to shoot a crossbow?
Nathan You really want to put deadly projectiles in Arinda’s hands?
Cullen At least with the sword you can run away from her.
Jahx … … … fair point.
Arinda What’s the matter with you Cullen? You’re supposed to be teaching me! Why have we stopped?
Cullen Because I’m attached to my limbs, and I’d like to stay that way!
Cullen You’re swinging that thing like a lunatic!
Arinda I was just doing what I saw King Oren doing!
Nathan (snerk) Oren is three times your size and fights with a two-handed battle sword. And he is a lunatic.
Arinda So what are you saying? I’m not doing it right?
Cullen STOP POINTING THAT THING AT ME! Nathan, where do we keep the crossbows these days?
Nathan I’m not gonna be responsible for arming this little psychopath with missiles of death! OW!!! Cut that out, you brat!
Arinda Big baby, it was only the flat.