Arinda It’s not flooding, Nathan.
Nathan Yes, it is. It’s terrible! It’s right at our back door and all over the lawn where the Festival is held.
Arinda It is not flooding! The Storklu-Magni is at a perfectly normal stage.
Nathan How would you know? You hardly ever come to Rowan Castle anymore.
Arinda Because it runs along the back of the Vespith Academy property, and it isn’t flooded.
Nathan You clearly are not looking at it properly. Why, even if it does dry up, the lawn will just be mud. Can’t have people traipsing about in the mud, now, can we?
Catherine There is no flood, there is no mud, and the King’s Festival will go on as planned.
Cristov Yes, it will. And don’t even think of pulling a tantrum and making it rain for a month, Nathan.
Nathan I have no idea what you are talking about. There’s mud everywhere!
Arinda What are you wearing to the Festival this year, Catherine.
Catherine Oh! I commissioned at lovely gown to go with Nathan’s new crown.
Catherine And a new suit for him as well. It’s just encrusted with all the jewels and fancy stuff I could find, and we put all his medals on. It must weigh a fair fifty pounds, but he’ll look so handsome.
Nathan I’m not wearing anything of the sort! I’m not going!
Cristov Of course you’re going. It wouldn’t be the King’s Festival without you.
Nathan Hmph. I assume you have a matching gown for Arinda?
Catherine Why, of course! She is the crown princess after all!
Arinda Wait just a minute now!