Kitty: Hi Ruby, are you all right? Riddick told me. Ruby: He didn't need to do that. Kitty: Don't be embarrassed. At least you didn't do anything really stupid. I'll tell you some day what I did the first time. I think grandma has never forgiven. After all, it was her party... Riddick: I think that's something I'd like to hear as well.
Kitty: Some other time. Right now we need to talk about something else. Riddick and I are going to have a party and we need your help. Maybe I should ask Max too, it'll go faster if you do it together. Ruby: Sure. What do you want me to do? Kitty: It's about the invitations...
Ruby: Riddick, when are you going to ask Kitty to marry you? Riddick: Why are you asking that? Ruby: You bought a house for her. Shouldn't you propose? I always thought it was supposed to be done the other way round. Riddick: Well, you know me... I don't do things like they are supposed to be done and neither does Kitty. Ruby: I know. But you are going to propose, aren't you? Riddick: We'll see.
Ruby: Max, have you noticed anything strange in Kitty or Riddick? Orlock: Strange? Like what? I haven't noticed anything. Ruby: Riddick was a bit evasive when I asked him when he's going to propose to Kitty... Orlock: You did what?! Do you have any idea what would happen, if someone else tried asking him something like that? Ruby: What do you mean? I was just asking. There's no harm in that.
Orlock: I really don't understand why he puts up with all of your questions. He certainly doesn't tolerate questions from others. Ruby: He likes me. But he didn't answer my question. Still, he didn't say it was something I should not ask, and that's what was so strange about it. Orlock: That's why you think there's something going on? You don't have much grounds for suspicion there.
Kitty: Ruby and Max will notify everybody, I'll take care of food and drink, and you will handle the arrangements for that afternoon. That should be all. Riddick: You make it sound so simple. Kitty: We are not arranging a formal dinner, just a little party for our friends. Riddick: Ruby was asking when I'm going to ask you to marry me. I had some difficulties keeping my mouth shut. Kitty: Tee hee. I guess she'll find out soon enough.
Kitty: Riddick, Kevin mentioned that you could have married money, if you had wanted to. What was that about? Riddick: I suppose you have the right to know... A friend of Veronika once made a very direct proposition. It would have been a business deal more than a marriage, really. Kitty: I know the type. Was she old? Riddick: Old enough to take it the right way when I politely refused the offer.
Riddick: The last time we met she had the third or fourth husband with her. Young, handsome, good manners, all that, but underneath... Kitty: Yeah, I know. Mother has had her share of those. - How did Kevin know? I'm sure that's something you wouldn't tell anyone. Riddick: She was his client. I guess she told him, because he would have drawn up the papers, if I had said yes.
Kitty: You really should have gotten some new furniture. These ones are ancient, but certainly not antique. Riddick: No one's going to see them. I mean, no one who cares about interior decoration. Kitty: So, this room will be off limits? Riddick: You have as much right to be here as I do, it's just that I don't want any visitors here, except the ones I specifically invite. Kitty: I understand. That's fine by me.
Kitty: I see you've been shopping... Is Toby going to stay here or in the garage? Riddick: Garage, when he isn't with me. I know it's a bit big for a doghouse, but he's big for a dog. And we don't need to worry about burglars coming in that way. Kitty: I think we'll need to put a warning sign on the garage door. You know, it wouldn't be very nice to come home one day and find some idiot shred into pieces. I wouldn't mind otherwise, but the cleaning up is always so tedious and so is explaining something like that to the police. - Is that the doorbell? Would you go and see who it is?
Riddick: Yes? Lizzy: Oh... um... hello, I'm Lizzy, your neighbor. I thought... Riddick: I'm Riddick. Come in. Lizzy: I... maybe I shouldn't disturb. Riddick: You're not disturbing. I'm sure Kitty would love to meet you. Lizzy: Well, in that case...
Kitty: Who was it? Riddick: This is Lizzy, our neighbor. Kitty: So nice of you to come for a visit. We just moved in and haven't had time to even find out what kind of people live here. Lizzy: Yes, I noticed you moving in and, well, I guess you could say I was a bit curious, so I decided to come for a visit.
Kitty: I hope Riddick didn't scare you. He tends to have that effect on many people when they meet him for the first time. Lizzy: I must say he is a bit scary. Although not half as scary as the noises I heard from your garage. I hope I'm not too nosy, if I ask what you've got there. Kitty: It's Riddick's dog, Toby. Don't worry, we are not going to let him loose, except maybe after burglars, if any happen to get into our house.
Lizzy: Is there just the two of you? And the dog, of course. Kitty: Just the two of us and Toby, at least for now. Lizzy: I live alone. It is sometimes a bit scary, especially now that there have been some strangers around. So, what you said about burglars isn't that far-fetched.
After Lizzy has left: Kitty: Riddick, if you really dislike visitors that much, why did you ask her in? Riddick: Was there a choice? She's our neighbor, I couldn't just send her away. Anyway, you seemed to like her. Kitty: Yes, she was nice, but you managed to scare her. You really are very good at that. Riddick: I can't help it. I try to be polite and friendly, but somehow they just get scared. Kitty: Don't worry. She seemed to be the easily scared type anyway.
Kitty: She said something about strangers and that it isn't a bad idea to be worried about burglars. Riddick: It's going to take some time for us to know who is a stranger and who belongs in the neighborhood, but I guess there's no harm in keeping an eye on what goes on.
A few days later: Kitty: Did you and Max make sure that everyone knows the time and the place? Ruby: Yes, we did. Most of the people said they are coming. Some said they weren't sure, but no one declined entirely. Kitty: Good. Then there's only one more thing to do before the party. I need your help with it.
Ruby: I thought all the preparations were done. It's getting a bit late to do anything now. Kitty: It's not exactly about the preparations, just something that needs to be done this afternoon. I'll tell you on the way. Ruby: All right. Will we get back here before the party or are we going directly to your place from wherever it is we're going first? Kitty: We're not coming back here.