Hey, the library, now that’s a novel idea! …Oh! Novel. Ha. -puts arm around her shoulder- Well now that the shelf is sorting itself out, what’s next?
-stifles a laugh- That was quite the pun, Mr. Cattermole. -smiles at him- Well, we could organize the desk drawers. Or the kitchen cupboard. What do you think needs doing?
-laughs- I know. It’s just a… good word. That, my dear, is a very good question. Maria’s been feeling a bit under the weather, so that might be it. Maybe we’ll pop in tomorrow.
Under the weather how? She’s alright, isn’t she?
Oh, no, that’s brilliant. For some reason I wasn’t considering that. -laughs- I think this just means to stop buying books and bookends for the shelf. But yeah, stacking, lets give it a try!
Maybe I just need to learn to go to the library for the books I want. That way they don’t take up our home. -waves wand to start rearranging the books-
Everybody has left. I’m… -shaky breath- I’m going to be downstairs, if you need anything.
-very quiet voice- I should have saved him.
//this au is already hurting me
I think we’ve been really looking into it. It’s becoming a serious problem. -laughs- I used good too many times in that sentence, didn’t I? I really should. Vic and Holly would love to see them as well. Remind me why we don’t come by the shop more often?
-laughs- You were just very passionate about the word, I guess. And I don’t know, why don’t you? The door’s always open for you lot.
-makes a face like hmmm- Perhaps we could try stacking the books the other way. You know, like on top of one another? Maybe it’s my fault. I have too many books.
'M a horder. The mates have tried to give me an intervention but I can't shake the habit. I see a napkin and I just.. I just need it. -winks- I've been meaning to swing by. I just don't make tea the same way as you do. That's really good you've been busy. I'm good. The girls are good. The weather's good. Everything's pretty good.
We ought to sign you up for Napkin Stealers Anonymous. -laughs- Well, everything sounds pretty good in your life, Mr. Pettigrew. You ought to bring the girls next time you stop by the shop. I’m sure Maisie and Alfie would love to see them.
Really? I need to remember that shop. I’m always in need of bulk napkins, y’know. -grins- How are you? It has been ten days and all.
-laughs- Of course you are. Quite the napkin fiend, I’ve heard. -shrugs- I’ve been pretty excellent. Things are busy at the shop, but that’s good for me. How about you?
C’mon. Just call me Mr. Dramatic. -grins- Now, what’re you doing in these parts of town?
It’ll be your new nickname. -smiles- This is where I get some of the supplies for the shop, actually. You can buy things like napkins in bulk at that little place over there. -points-
Am I not allowed to miss you, Mare?
Of course you are, there’s just no need to be so dramatic about it.