- Somebody's at the door. Riddick said not to open the door for strangers, but she looks harmless enough.
Mary: Yes? How can I help you? Anika: I came to see Kitty. Is she home? Mary: I'm sorry, but she's gone to work already. There was something urgent and she had to go really early. Are you a relative? Anika: Yes. I'm Anika. Mary: Oh, Kitty's grandmother. How nice. Would you like to come in?
Anika: So, who are you? A cleaner or something? You look a bit young. Mary: I'm Mary. I'm Riddick's daughter. Anika: What?! Mary: It was a surprise to him too. Mother never told him. I came here only after she died. Anika: I can't believe this. It was bad enough that Kitty married him. This is too much.
Mary: Please sit down. I'll make some coffee and then we can talk. I'd really like to get to know you as you are part of the family. Anika: Well, at least you're more polite than your father. All right, let's talk. Tell me everything.
In the afternoon: Mary: Kitty, I had a visitor this morning. Well, actually she came to see you, but you had already left. - It was your grandmother. Kitty: Damn. How bad was it? Was she really mean? Mary: No, she was actually quite nice. Of course, she was shocked at first, but then we had coffee and talked and she calmed down. She wanted to hear about mother and how I got here, so I told her. I hope that was all right. Kitty: If it was all right with you, everything is fine. Maybe it was best that way, with you two alone. Mind you, that doesn't mean she'll be nice about it with me, but that's none of your concern. I'm used to fighting with her.
Adel: Hagrid is having a party tonight. Are you coming? Ruby: I'm not sure. I don't really have anything to wear. I haven't been to that sort of parties in a long time. Adel: Let's go and see if one of my dresses will fit you. You are a bit skinny, so there won't be that many choices, but I'm sure we can find something. Ruby: Really? That would be nice.
Ruby: Hi, Mary. Have you met Adel? She's a friend of my uncle. Mary: Are you the new dancer? Kitty has told me about you. She said you are really good. Adel: Did she? I wonder where she has seen me perform. I just started here. - Ruby and I were going to see if we can find something suitable for Ruby to wear at a party tonight. Would you like to come and see? Mary: Sure. What party is it you're going to?
Ruby: Uncle Hagrid is having a party for business associates and all sorts of important people. Mary: That sounds exciting. Ruby: I'm not sure it is. A lot of stuffy old men in suits and old women in dresses that reveal way too much. Still, you never know. Would you like to come with me to the party and see for yourself? Mary: Could I? I mean, I haven't been invited. Ruby: Uncle Hagrid won't mind. But you should go and ask Riddick if it's all right with him. Mary: I'll go right away. Adel: Come to my room after that. Maybe we can find you something nice to wear too.
Ruby: Adel, I've been meaning to ask... I know it's none of my business, but are you and uncle Hagrid...? Adel: No, he's just a friend. At the beginning I thought he was interested, but he told me I'm not his type. He prefers much bigger women. You know, taller and less skinny. Ruby: Oh. I didn't know. I guess that's the sort of thing he wouldn't feel comfortable discussing with me. Adel: He doesn't usually discuss those things with anybody. That's why he is so popular. Do you have any idea how many married women...? Forget that, it's better that you don't know.
Mary: Riddick said it's all right. Although, he did say he's going to call Hagrid. Ruby: I should have guessed. Well, it doesn't matter. He's probably just going to make sure uncle Hagrid knows you're not old enough to drink. Mary: Is that a problem? Will they let me in? Ruby: It's a private party. All it means is that the bartenders will be told and they won't serve you any alcohol. Mary: Doesn't matter. I wouldn't drink it anyway. Ruby: Really? Not at all? Mary: No. I have no intention of killing my brain cells with that stuff. I'm going to need them all.
Adel: All right, let's start trying on the dresses. I already know what I'm going to wear, so we'll only need to see if we can find something for you two. Mary: Are you really going to let us wear your dresses? Adel: Sure. I'm not that particular about them. I usually wear a certain dress only a couple of times anyway. Ruby: How can you afford it? Aren't those dresses expensive? Adel: Certainly, but looking good is a part of my job. There are a lot of other things I cannot afford, but when it comes to how I look, I spare no expense.
Mary: This is nice. Ruby: If you think Riddick's going to let you out of the door wearing that, think again. Try something else. Mary: All right. What should I try on then? Adel: Try the pink one.
Adel: You are looking really good. Mary: Are you quite sure... Adel: It's perfect. I'm sure Riddick won't have any objections. Ruby: Let's go and show him.
Riddick: Well, you are certainly looking like you're going to a party. Where did you get the dresses? Mary: Adel let us borrow hers. She's got a lot of them. Riddick: I see. - I called Hagrid and it was all right with him. So, have fun. But don't be too late. And when you're leaving, tell Hagrid and he will have his driver take you both home. Ruby: We can take care of ourselves, you know. Riddick: I'm sure you can, but Hagrid agreed with me that it is safest this way. Besides, don't you think that when you look like that, it is appropriate to have a limo take you home? Mary: That'll be fun. I've never been in a limo.
At the party: Mary: I guess you were right about stuffy old men. Ruby: And how about the old women and their dresses? Don't these people have mirrors? Mary: Still, I've never seen so many famous people. I've seen some of these people on TV. Do you know any of them? Ruby: Not really. I don't know that much about uncle Hagrid's business life. And the last time I was in one of these parties, I was younger than you are now. Mary: Really? I thought... Ruby: Dad wouldn't let me. The last time was with my mother.
Zeke: Ladies... Can I get you a drink? Ruby: No, thank you. We don't drink. Zeke: Really? How sensible of you. May I ask how you have ended up here? You're not at all like the rest of the guests. Mary: What do you mean? Does it show that were not rich and famous? Zeke: I didn't mean that. I meant that you are both way too pretty to waste your time with these ancient relics. Ruby: Tee hee. We were just talking about them.
Ruby: We're here because Hagrid is my uncle. How do you know him? Zeke: My father used to have business dealings with him. That was some time ago, but Hagrid still invites us to his parties. I had nothing better to do tonight, so I decided to come and see who's going to show up. No one interesting did, with the exception of you two. Mary: Shouldn't you introduce yourself? Zeke: Oh, I'm sorry, didn't I tell you? I'm Zeke. Ruby: I'm Ruby and my friend here is Mary.
Zeke: What do you say if we leave the party and go somewhere a bit livelier? Ruby: I'm sorry, we can't do that. We're supposed to go straight home from here. Zeke: Oh, I thought you looked young, but I didn't realize... Ruby: I'm over 18, but Mary isn't and her father was very strict about the rules. Uncle Hagrid's driver is going to take us home from here. Zeke: Well, in that case, maybe we should just move a bit farther away from the bar and find a more quiet spot where we can talk. Ruby: Sure. We can do that.
Mary: You didn't need to stay up waiting for me. Riddick: I couldn't sleep. - So, how was it? Did you have fun? Mary: I felt a bit out of place at first. The people there were all so terribly important. Then we met this funny guy. He told us all the latest gossip about the other guests. He was really nice. Riddick: And what was his name? Mary: Zeke. I think Ruby liked him.
Next morning: Kitty: You came to bed late last night. Riddick: I was waiting for Mary to come home. Kitty: I see. You know, there was no need to worry. The arrangements you made with Hagrid... Riddick: I know. I just couldn't sleep. Kitty: So, did they have fun? Riddick: They met some guy called Zeke and apparently they had fun. Kitty: Zeke? Did she tell you what he looked like? Riddick: No. Do you know someone called Zeke? Kitty: Used to, but it would be too much of a coincidence... He went away a long time ago.
Adel: So, where did you two disappear last night? Ruby: The guests were really a bit too old to interest us, but there was this one guy... Adel: Ah, you met somebody interesting. Ruby: Well... sort of... I mean... Adel: That's what parties are for. If you're lucky enough, that is. What was he like? Ruby: He was really funny and relaxed. Not at all like those stuffy business men. Adel: I know what you mean. Unfortunately, I cannot avoid socializing with them. I'm sure you had much more fun than I did. - So, are you going to meet him again? Ruby: He did ask where he could find me... Adel: I guess that's better than nothing.
Zeke: Excuse me, could you help me...? Kitty? Kitty: Zeke. I was wondering if it would be you. So, you're back. - You're here to see Ruby, aren't you? Zeke: Yes. I met her last night at the party. Kitty: I heard about it. You know, I don't want to be rude or anything, but Ruby isn't really your type. She's a nice girl. Nothing like your ex-girlfriends. Zeke: I know. That's why I want to get to know her better. Kitty: All right, it is really none of my business. But you do realize that when you tell her the truth, she will probably run away as fast as she can. Zeke: Probably, but it's a risk I have to take. Kitty: I'll go and get her.
Orlock: Who are you? I haven't seen you before. Zeke: I'm Zeke. And who might you be, little creature of the night? Orlock: My name is Orlock. - So, why are you here? Are you a performer? You dress like that. Zeke: No, I'm not. I'm here to see Ruby. Orlock: Ruby? Are you her friend? Why haven't we met before? Zeke: I just met her last night. Are you her friend? That's good. Orlock: What do you mean? Why is it good? Zeke: It means she's familiar with more people than just her own kind. That's always good.
Ruby: Zeke... what are you doing here? Zeke: I was just thinking... um... is there somewhere we can talk in private? Orlock: You can talk here. I'll go. Ruby: Thank you, Max. Zeke: Max? I thought your name was Orlock. Orlock: My friends call me Max. Zeke: I see.