Take it away, Jack!
Jack: Preens. “Happy to be back on deck, Lady Katherine. I’m awash with delight.” Bows then straightens effects. Turns and poses for his guest. “Ah, there’s the fine authoress Lady Cathy Skendrovich now. Welcome aboard, luv. Tis a pleasure to have ye.” Winks devilishly and points to his rum jug. “Don’t be nervous. I brought rum. Let’s start at the beginning, eh? Everyone was born with a compass pointing somewhere. I have a compass that points to what I want most. Where does your compass point to?”
Cathy: “I was born with a compass that points to being the best.”
Jack: Jaw drops. “Kindred spirits, we are.”
Cathy: “The best student, the best teacher, the best mom, the best writer.”
Jack: “Ye have heard of me, haven’t ye?” Winks.
Cathy: “I’m highly competitive, which is a double-edged sword. You know about swords, don’t you, Jack?"
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