So here I am, minding my own business, when Katriona, Sydney's older twin sister, decides to put in her two cents:
Katriona: You need to introduce Silas to Sydney already.
Me: Wait, where did you come from?
Katriona: Never mind that now. Why isn't Silas here yet?
Me: Because it's not time to introduce him.
Katriona: Time! Your brother leaves in January and I thought you wanted to get the story done by then! And my brother keeps making cow eyes at Ayden and Silas needs to come and break that up.
Me: You haven't even met Silas yet. Why are you so interested in him?
Katriona: I need someone to distract me from my brother mooning over Ayden.
Sydney: I AM NOT MOONING!
Katriona: Yes, you are.
Sydney: She's annoying and intelligent, and the last thing I need right now is two intelligent females about to gang up on me.
Me: Sydney, go back to Halcyon House, please, and help Wyatt and Amos.
Sydney: Fine. But I do not moon over anyone!
Katriona: He's so cute when he's in denial.
Me: Sydney, go. Katriona, I honestly can not have you both having a battle of wits each other every time you show up.
Katriona: But it's fun and you're so good at it. And is Silas going to show up soon?
Me: I'm working on it.
Katriona: See that you do.
Ayden: Wait, why are you talking about my brother?
Katriona/Me: We're not.
Ayden: Because I distinctly heard Silas's name being mentioned.
Katriona: I didn't say anything. (turns to me) Did you say anything?
Me: Not a word.
Ayden looks at us both suspiciously.
Ayden: If you're certain...
Katriona: Of course we're certain. Now come on, we need to look at more fabric swatches.
Ayden: Not more fabric....
Me: That was close. (wipes brow)