Devika: (humming along with the clicking of the sewing machine)
Nessa: Hello, Vee.
Devika: Oh! Hey, Nessa! I'm almost done with Lenore's Alice dress! Isn't it nifty?
Nessa: It's beautiful, Vee. And timely too. I came to tell you, Lenore is on her way home. She should arrive Tuesday night.
Nessa: Oh, Vee! For the love of... are you okay? Has Thorne been feeding you cake again?
Devika: I'm okay. No, no cake. Mr. Thorne gave me a candy cane!!! You know, for Christmas and all.
Devika: Now I can get the invitations sent out, so I need to write those up tonight..
Devika: OH! But I still don't know what to get Lenore for her Unbirthday! GAAH!
Nessa: Vee.... calm, soothing... remember?