Thalia couldn't help herself; the little bird's tumbling pratfall split her halfhearted smile open and a giggle escaped at the dizzied halo of circling birdies. "I've heard it's the best medicine," she agreed, her voice a little steadier. It couldn't cure everything, but it helped. Maybe it could help her sisters. "Tell me some good news?" she suggested, a little bit hopeful, a little bit pleading. "It hasn't all been doom prophecies and bad guys."
There was a bright side, she reminded herself. Melpomene was having a baby! Clio was in love! Erato was in a slump right now, but there was no way she'd stay single for long in New York and a good romance always cheered her up. Urania... well, you never really knew with Urania, but she... seemed happy about the Mars rover?