The Mage Sister … … … Well, someone is crabby this morning. Is it another silent reflection day?
Nathan Nope. Cullen got plowed last night, against his own advice, and now he’s suffering the consequences.
Cullen Shut up, Nathan! Nobody asked you.
The Mage Sister Actually, I think you’ll find that I asked him, Mr. Crabby-pants.
Nathan Don’t start anything with him. You’ll regret it. There’s just no talking to him in this state.
Cullen Or screeching at me, in her case.
The Mage Sister Wow, you have a potion for almost everything, Cullen. Do you have one for not being a jerk?!?
Cullen No, but I have one for shutting up!
Nathan Well, do us a favor and take it. Go back to bed if you're going to be such a crank!
The Mage Sister So, Nathan, how was the festival? Did you get plowed, too?
Nathan No, the king doesn’t get to ‘get plowed’. I have to stand there waving and grinning like an idiot.
Catherine Well, you’re well qualified for the job, dear.
Nathan Who let that irritating harpy in? Does no one know how to keep a door closed around here? The Festival was fine until I had to go and get Simon out of jail.
The Mage Sister Why did he get arrested? I thought he was going to the temple!
Nathan He did. And he made such a racket snoring that they threw him out, and he caused a scene, so being drunk and belligerent, they threw him in the holding house to sober up, and Catherine nagged me until I went to get him out.
Catherine I did not nag you. I simply asked you.
Nathan If by asking you mean that you demanded, threatened and whined about it every five seconds until I did it out of desperation just to shut you up, then yes, you asked me. And quit rolling your eyes at me!
Catherine If you say so, Nathan.