I realize it’s a little early for Halloween references…but all the free space in October is booked up with vampire strips.
Hedge: I’m in no hurry to get home today, Bell . . . I know what’s cooking.
Bell: Burned another dinner, huh?
Hedge: Very funny, comedian. No, my problem is — the Soul Masquerade is next week. That means, as soon as I get home, Grassie’s going to ask me for money for a fancy new costume.
[Princess Evrose (fictional heroine)]
[Acai (celebrity/historical figure)]
If she just asked me straight out, I wouldn’t mind! But she’s gotta go through this whole routine.
She flatters me. The minute I walk through the door, she’ll say, “My, you’re handsome today! What strong shoulders. What a trim waist. What long legs.”
Grassie: Hello, ladies!
Bell: Hi, Grassie.
Grassie: My, you’re handsome today! What strong shoulders. What long legs.
Hedge: Ahem — you left out the waist.
Grassie: Oh yes!
What a trim waist.
Hedge: Now back to the legs.
Grassie: What long legs.
Yes . . . you’re quite a woman, Bell! I wish Hedge filled out her suits as well as you do.
Hedge: Grassie, I thought you were flattering me, to get a new Soul Masquerade costume for next week.
Grassie: That’s next week?! Hedge, quick, I need a hundred crowns right away!