She reached out and squeezed his hand, "Your life is absolutely worth celebrating."
She shook her head, "Honestly, sometimes I don't even know the rules, if there are any. My basic rule of thumb is don't piss off anyone more powerful than me. Or crazier."
"That's how I feel about my siblings, even if the majority of them are nuts," she said darkly. She took the phone and scrolled through the pictures, giggling every now and then. "Oh my god, he's so sweet." Every now and then she found a picture with who she figured was the woman she had talked to earlier, and a blonde guy who looked really familiar. She showed him a picture with Bastian and Nicholas, "Hey, you know him? I met him at the Diogenes club a few years ago."