|The Mage Sister||
Thor I like ants. Ants is grand.
Simon Ants are stupid.
Thor They are not! How are ants stupid?
Simon Work, work, work! That’s all they ever do! Do they enjoy it? No, all they do is work!
Thor How do you know?
Simon How do I know? Really? Anyways, you never see ants enjoying a good pint in the pub, do you?
Cullen I certainly hope not.
Thor You remind me of that old story about the grasshopper and the ants. You’re the grasshopper.
Simon What’s that supposed to mean?
Cullen It means you’re all green and weird looking!
Nathan No, it means he can be the plague of your existence.
Jahx It means he jumps in your hair and annoys you!
Nathan That, too!
Simon What’d I ever do to you, Jahx?
Thor It means, if you’d all shut up a minute, that he’s lazy and expects everyone else to do all the work – that the world owes him. That’s how the grasshopper in the story was.
Nathan Excellent analogy, Thor. Well done!
Thor Ala-what? Is that a insect?
Cullen Yes, Thor. And it looks exactly like Simon.
Simon OK, you all can shut up now.
Jahx Is it too late to add shrill, irritating chirping to the list?
Nathan Almost forgot that! Well-spotted Jahx!
Simon That's a cricket, dafnit!
Nathan Close enough.
Simon You’re not funny, you know.
Cullen I thought it was very funny.