Liam had been having lots of fun with his Mertha, and had, for once, not been reluctant to have a bath. He heard Daddy's voice from under the flannel (he was trying to see if he could still breathe if he covered his face with a wet cloth. He could, and so he'd lost fun in that game). He chuckled at Daddy when he saw him come and sit next to the tub. "I washed behind my ears. Mertha made me." He said it now as automatically as he told Daddy that he had brushed his teeth.
The thought of teeth reminded him of fangs, and Vampires. "We're gonna see Jander. He's a vampire!" His eyes widened in excitement at meeting another vampire. "Just like 'Guini is a vampire. He's a friend of Mertha's too." He looked down at the bath water, and was again distracted. "More bubbles!" he begged of his father. "Mertha has nice smelly bubbles."