Scampi: There will be no discussion of the sky today.
Peter: What mood is this?
Scampi: Mood? What mood?
Peter: That’s what I said.
Scampi: I was simply trying to steer the conversation away.
Peter: From what?
Scampi: Why are you harping on this? Let’s talk about something else.
Scampi: I would accept a cup of coffee at any interval here.
Peter: I see. Would you like some coffee?
Scampi: In fact, I would.
Scampi: You are very kind.
Peter: I do my best, as you know.
Scampi: I know.
Peter: It is certainly a beautiful day.
Scampi: It is, it is. God.
Scampi: My head, my head.
Peter: What about your head?
Scampi: I don’t know.
Peter: What are you looking for?
Scampi: Lumps and bumps.
Peter: Goodness. Were you in a scrap?
Scampi: Ha! In a scrap! You quaint little teakettle.
Peter: Pardon me?
Scampi: Oh, Peter.
Peter: I was only asking—
Scampi: Yes, yes. All I’m saying is, maybe my head hurts.
Scampi: And maybe it doesn’t. There’s no way of knowing, really.
Scampi: Now, don’t make those doubtful noises. You may as well leap into the void.
Peter: The void?
Scampi: I may as well. Ha, ha. Leap in. Ha. Har.
Peter: Are you quite sane at the moment?
Scampi: Oohh, getting all into the skill-testing questions, are we? Suave, suave.
Peter: This is very frustrating.
Scampi: What is?
Peter: Speaking with you.
Scampi: Oh, is that what you’re doing?
Peter: I am.
Scampi: Who knew?
Peter: You see?
Scampi: I do. You dislike my speaking voice.
Peter: That’s not what I—
Scampi: Very well. PERHAPS I SHOULD BELLOW, EN LETTRES MAJUSCULES?
Scampi: HOW DOES THAT SUIT YOU?
Peter: Stop it.
Scampi: Oh fine.
Peter: That was very unpleasant.
Peter: Pardon? Pardon me?
Scampi: You are pardoned. By the way, I like how these ribbons of light come in the window. It’s very nice. Genteel.
Scampi: Right here. There’s one on the end of your nose, presently.
Scampi: Do you remember that one time? When we were walking down the road?
Scampi: And you said something funny and I laughed? Or, I said something funny and you laughed?
Peter: That sounds accurate.
Scampi: A good time was had by all.
Peter: I can imagine.
Scampi: No one’s asking you to imagine. Do you remember it?
Peter: It sounds familiar.
Scampi: It was.