|The Mage Sister||
Nathan What makes you think I did it? I haven't done storms in years.
Cullen Nathan's storms are nastier than that. They're almost vindictive.
Simon Yeah, like the time he made it dark and stormy for a week. He got sheared for it, too!
Nathan OK that was several hundred years ago and I was very young. Really! Let it go already!
Simon That was quite a tantrum! What were you so mad about?
Nathan Gloat much, Simon? I don't remember.
Catherine I remember - it was when Cristov made him take the throne after his brother died.
Nathan Thanks, Kitty. Just egg him on, why don't you.
Catherine Well I wasn't very happy about it either, Nathan. If I were able to make storms like you do, I might have done the same.
Cullen Simon doesn't have any room to talk. I remember you getting sheared plenty as a young mage.
Nathan Yeah, like every other week. There was a time when I thought you'd never have hair again - you just couldn't stay out of trouble!
Simon More like I had the crankiest mentor in the Circle... Nathan.
Nathan Just sayin'... Simon.
Cullen Nathan, you were kind of cranky, but I have to admit, Simon was a pain in the butt!
Simon Just because Nathan had to become King, he takes it out on me.
Catherine Oh, Simon, you know that's not true.
Nathan Thank you, Kitty! I didn't become King for a number years after you were maged, Simon. You were, as Cullen pointed out, a pain in the butt! Own up!
Simon Whatever, Nathan. You just couldn't deal with someone as awesome as I am.
Cullen Wow. You don't think much of yourself, do you Simon?
Nathan Yikes! Really, Simon?
Catherine Well, I think you're awesome, Si. Don't listen to them.
Nathan The peanut gallery weighs in.
Catherine Shut up, Nathan.
Cristov I trust you all have better things to do than behave like children. Or do I need to find something for you all to do at the Keep?
Cullen You're such a sour sport, Cris. Lighten up.
Cristov If I knew what that meant, and trust me - I really don't care, I'm sure you'd be sheared for it. I believe you have patients to see, Healer Dahrvi?
Nathan Sheesh. Nothing like a little heavy handedness to spoil the party.