Cullen You are not a wheel, Nathan. Squeaky or otherwise.
Catherine A whiney wheel, perhaps. But not a squeaky one.
Jahx What’s the distinction?
Arinda A whiney wheel is a lot more annoying than a squeaky one.
Nathan You lot can just shut up now!
Arinda Besides, Nathan, what would we do without you?
Nathan I think the relevant question is what would I do without you lot? The answer to which is any damn thing I want to.
Arinda Besides, Nathan, why don’t you want to be king? Lots of people would love to be king.
Jahx Which is exactly why they shouldn’t be, and exactly why we need Nathan.
Nathan Oh, do tell. I SOOOOOO love being lectured on this.
Jahx Really? Because I have a whole lesson plan I’d love to try out on you!
Arinda ***snerk*** Jahx! Don’t be mean!
Catherine All right you two! Fun’s fun, but it’s been raining for the last four days, and my garden is waterlogged.
Nathan I had nothing to do with that! Why do you always blame me every time it rains!
Catherine I don’t! But when you’ve been in a crabby mood for four days and it has coincidentally been raining for the same for days, a girl can get an inkling.
Nathan Here’s an inkling for you, Kitty…
Catherine ***gasp*** Nathan! Don’t be rude. Stop it! I said stop it! You bad man!
Cullen Oh gawd. Every time you turn around. They’re as bad as Rinda and Jahx.
Jahx Don’t be jealous, Cullen.