Nathan Not in my realm – no, you can’t.
Cullen Aw! C'mon Nathan! I've never hit anyone with a brick before. I'd like to see what it does - you know, a sort of healing experiment.
Nathan Oh, you've seen plenty of people who've been hit in the head with a rock! Extrapolate!
Cullen Do you even know what that word means? A brick is not a rock. Different mass, different continuity to the edges... c'mon, be my guinea pig?
Cullen Fine. Maybe we can get Simon to do it. He'll do just about anything after a soak at the pub.
Cristov Don’t you dare, Cullen Dahrvi! I’m just in the mood to shear you down to the collarbone!
Cullen Sheesh! It was a simple question. No need to snap.
Cristov Yes, well, questions of that nature are out of bounds. So don’t start anything or you’ll be sorry.
Cullen Right! Got it… sheesh. Crabby old goat.
Cristov What was that?!?!
Cullen I didn’t say anything! Miserable old crank.
Cristov I heard that, you little dafnit! How would you like…
Nathan So Cris! Weren’t you researching the cause and effect of magick transfer in Coubirigh clans? I believe you were very close to an interesting breakthrough last time we spoke. How’s that going? Beat it, Cullen.
Cristov Hmm… well, it turned out to be another dead end. They don’t group in the way I thought they might. They’re primarily solitary – if I could just catch the family unit during the nesting period... but they are so secretive! I just can’t manage it! It’s maddening!
Nathan Indeed! But you’ve learned more about them than anyone alive. I have every confidence you’ll find a family of them to observe quite soon. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you!
Cristov Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing, Nathan.
Nathan I haven’t the faintest idea what you could mean, sir.