Re: [Above Webster's, in Daniel's place: Hannah & Daniel, + Si.]
She knew that Si could be stubborn. Stubborn, stubborn, and he'd always been that way. Small, with bottle-thick glasses, and little feet stubbornly planted, and he hadn't changed. But he usually let her have her way, and there were only a few times in her life when she recalled he hadn't allowed her to have her way, and she kind of wasn't expecting it now. And so she looked over at Daniel, and she gave him a smile that was warm and unfocused, because he was being welcoming to Si. She liked it when people were nice to Si, when they respected him and treated him right, and Daniel grew in her estimation in that moment.
But then she was being pulled out of the chair, and she protested with feet kicked into the air. "Si!!" she protested, and Daniel didn't scare in that moment. She was already gone, and she wasn't afraid like when she'd been alive. But she knew how Si was when he got that look, and sighed a sigh of epic proportions. "We can have tea another time, Daniel," she told him, and she did it over Si's shoulder if she needed to. "Thank you for the invitation," she said with dreamy cheerfulness, chin to Si's shoulder. "Don't worry," she added, "I'm not upset with you. Oh! And if you need someone to clean, I'm doing that now," she told him, because it was really, really dusty inside.