Hyacinth: I really didn’t want to talk about taxes. I want to talk about Astrid Rødlund — you know, the author? She’s Sønheic, but living in Ceannis, and she’s on the guest list for this event.
Thorn: . . . Do you want me to tell her she’s a vampire apologist?
Hyacinth: Well, I mean, the way her books treat vampires is so simplistic and lenient —
. . . but what I want is for you to try and get me her autograph!