Zora: So... you're abandoning us already?
Nicki T.: Don't even start. I'm not abandoning you. I'm just going to be away for a while.
Zora: Why are you leaving in the first place?
Nicki T.: Because I've been looking forward to this trip all year, and it would take a lot more than you to keep me from taking it. And besides, you're coming with me on the trip... sort of. I'm going to work on your plot while I'm gone so when I get back I'll hit the ground running.
Zora: Yes, or you'll get a new idea and forget about us.
Ivar: Do you honestly think she'd do that?
*Zora stares Ivar straight in the eye*
Nicki T.: Ouch.
Selenda: Zora, if you make her angry, she's not going to make your life any easier.
Zora: And if I keep quiet, she won't make mine easier, either. How's your arm, by the way, Selenda?
(Selenda recently injured her arm in the story.)
Selenda: It's fine. It's not infected.
Nicki T.: If you want I could -
Selenda: If you want, I could flatly refuse to go with the story goal.
Nicki T.: Point taken.
After Tuesday, I won't be posting for a while. I'm going on a trip to Newfoundland. So, in case I don't post again before that, just letting you know.