I can try. But explosions are kind of my thing but then again, it’s yours too… Only in the kitchen, or so I’ve heard. Well don’t be too harsh on me, I’ve been quite nice this whole time. Would you prefer me to be a little more… Egotistical? Besides, you’re lovely middle name is Moment Ruiner. Just so you’re aware. You ruined this moment.
Okay well keep the explosions on you’re side, yeah? Not all of us can stand beside a bomb and live to tell the tale— or at least keep all limbs in tact. Okay that was one time. Maybe two. Shut up. Definitely did not ruin the moment. And my middle name is Mary. Just for the record. Don’t go spreading that around, though.
It’s the one that I told you just a bit ago, I’ll always keep you safe. Unless you enrage me, then my arm may or may not explode. But you’ll have to take your chances. Mature is my middle name, or didn’t you know?
Try to keep the explosions to a minimum. We aren’t all as durable as you. Oh, it is? I thought it was Egotistical. My mistake.
True, I think you should just do the laundry and I’ll cook. To earn your keep here anyway. I have a promise to uphold. That sounds much better to me, love. It’s a deal.
Laundry I can do. Which promise is that? Good, I’m glad we got that sorted out in such a mature fashion.
But you are lucky enough to have me… No, you would most likely poison me. I know your tricks. I know you a lot better than you’d like me to.
Well now you’re just being dramatic. I can hardly cook a frozen dinner, do you really think I’d be able to confidently pull off poison? You’re giving me too much credit.
I think I could get used to you being in the neighborhood more often… I mean, it’ll be great for you, more-so. I’m an excellent cook and a quite the paper reader.
Are we really comparing who gets the better deal of me being around? I think you win that one. No need to even elaborate on it. Just don’t leave me alone in the kitchen and we’re all set.
Well, I suppose you’re getting the wrong vibes then. Besides, they’ll keep to themselves… For now. But I don’t see why you’d care much, unless you’ve decided that you love for Ireland has suddenly sprouted and you’ve decided to stay.
Nope. Definitely not getting the wrong vibes. I’m never wrong, quit doubting me. Well, I mean, you never know when I’ll be in the neighborhood again. Better to be safe than sorry, yeah?
Well, I can behind something like that.
I am not nervous. I’m just still in a bit of shock that you are actually here. If anything, you should be nervous. You never know what I might have in store for you in this house… I’m surprised you didn’t sense it with all your witchcraft. Oh, I better keep that down. The neighborhood doesn’t need such a scandal.
I had a feeling we’d be on the same page with that.
Sure you’re not. I can feel it, you know. Might as well just be honest, save us both a bit of trouble. Oh, yeah? Is that a threat or a promise, I’m having trouble telling. Also, shut up. I don’t need your neighbors hearing shit like that and making assumptions about me.
— You want to be here?
Well— then do you wa- want to come in for some Mac-n-Cheese. It’s not much but your walk here was quite a distance. I, well, I’m glad you are here.
Yeah. Yeah, I wanna be here.
I— Yeah. Was that a stutter, McNally? Careful. Someone’ll start to think you’re nervous or something. Yeah, sure. Told you, I was in the neighborhood. Hardly had to walk anywhere. You are? Good. That’s… good.
Yeah, okay. Well I guess, I’ll have to wait to believe it until I see it. Because right now, it looks to me that you really didn’t want to be in the neighborhood.
That’s just the way my face is, for my ego’s sake. If I didn’t want to be in the neighborhood, I wouldn’t be in the neighborhood. I— Want to be here.
Fine you were in the neighborhood then. Whatever you’d like to say. Adeline, I never make promises I can’t keep. That’s one I’ll always uphold…
Knew you’d see it my way. Oh? Well then I’ll hold you to that. Maybe you’ll get lucky and I’ll take you up on that ‘sticking around’ offer.