Nessa: Where do you think you're going? Hmmm? I don't think there's time for you to change and go riding and change again before we're due for the portrait.
Lenore: But Ama, I'm on a super secret, major important mission for Emi!
Nessa: (smile, petting Larkin) Oh really? And why is she sending you on a "super secret, major important mission" that will mess up your dress right before you get your picture taken?
Lenore: You have to promise not to tell anyone.
Nessa: (slight smile) I swear, Wren. I will tell no one.
Lenore: Okay... well, Eponine, you know, the centaur, she hasn't shown up for the portrait, and Emi isn't sure that she even got the message at all. So she needed someone familiar with the North end of the property, where Eponine lives, and who had a horse and who could ride fast to go find her. So of course, she asked ME!
Nessa: Hmmm, you don't mean the North end of the property where I specifically tell you NOT to ride, do you?
Lenore: Uh, I'm not at liberty to discuss the mission any further. Sorry. Here, hold Larkin's reins for me please, Ama.
Lenore: Oh Ama, it is not, I've ridden up there a million times and... um... I mean, I promise to be careful. And it's to help out Emi, Ama! She's got a lot to take care of today, and she could use some help. I guess after the portrait she's helping at a shelter or something.
Lenore: She said she was spending her day herding cats. So she's obviously got other things to do too, Ama. Please?
Nessa: (sigh) Fine. But please be careful. And if you mess up that dress you AND Emi will be in trouble. Do you understand me, Wren?