“How about home?”
And we have a new addition to our household, too. Her name is Tessa. A pretty name, is it not? When the clouds used to roll over the mountains from the ocean—that gray is the color of her eyes.
Well, you know how some people prefer to call others by their full name? It’s sort of like that. There are some that just won’t call anyone by any nicknames, you know?
Oh, yes, of course, a nickname. Forgive me, I have not been in zhe right mind lately. It is a pleasure, Fi, truly. And, ah, I am Contessa Brun. Tess is my nickname.
Oh! I guess so. M’name’s Fi. Well, at least, that’s what most people call me, unless they’re one of those prim and proper types that don’t take no for an answer, yeah?
I, ah, forgive me, I do not zhink I understand.
Hmm. Well, no, I don’t believe so? I just returned from an epic journey across the stars, is all, and who knows what I may have forgotten. Only, not really. It was sort of just a trip down the hall and back, I guess? But it seemed like a while!
Ah, very good, I believe. You are…new here, zhen, I suppose?
I did not sleep at all last night.
Seems that everything has stayed intact in my absence. I commend you all on your restraint, but let it be known that with my return, it won’t last much longer!
I, ah, pardon? Have we met before?
Of course I would.
Good. I would feel silly if I did zhis for you and you were not even wanting to do it.
Yeah, everyone else might enjoy it.
Pardon? What about you?