|The Mage Sister||
Catherine It’s such a beautiful day! My garden is starting to bloom, the apothecary fields are growing. Spring is glorious, don’t you think?
Arinda It is! On such days, my magickers don’t want to pay attention to their lessons – they want to be outside. I’m thinking – fieldtrip! To the apothecary fields!
Catherine Oh lovely! I’d love to have them! Bring them – do, please!
Nathan No! Bring them – DON’T PLEASE!!!
Catherine Nathan, hush! We’ll have lunch, and we can tour the fields and the apothecary and the gardens!
Nathan NO!!! For the love of Fiaryn! NO!
Catherine And I can tell them everything they could ever want to know about it!
Arinda That would be fantastic, Catherine! Could we, really?
Catherine Of course! Hey! A picnic! We’ll have a lovely picnic on the lawn where the King’s Festival is held!
Nathan Where is the King’s Festival supposed to go if you do that, may I ask?
Arinda Um, the King’s Festival isn’t for months now, Nathan. I’m fairly certain lunch will not last for two months.
Catherine Really, Nathan.
Arinda Two o’ clock?
Nathan Oh darn. I have court. I’ll have to miss it. Isn’t the queen supposed to attend with the King, Queen Catherine?
Catherine Don’t be ridiculous, Nathan. I haven’t attended court in at least a century. You told me to stay away, remember?
Nathan Oh that’s right – you wouldn’t stop talking!
Catherine I have as much to say as you do!
Nathan More… as it turns out.
Catherine Oh shut up, Nathan!
Arinda Since when do you look forward to court, Nathan?
Nathan Since you are threatening me with a pack of wild, noisy, runny-nosed brats with sticky hands running loose over my lawn!
Catherine Honestly, dear, you are SUCH an old man!
Nathan Hey! I make 537 look GOOD!
Catherine 587, dear.