Riddick: Are you all right? Catsy: Don't worry about me. Another place, another time, I would have beaten her up. I used to do that, you know, and she never learned. But I grew up. Looks like she didn't. Riddick: I suppose I should have known that you know Chase too. Catsy: I'm sorry I provoked her. I admit I wanted to hurt her, even though it was petty, but I didn't want to cause any disturbance. Riddick: Don't worry about it. I know what she's like.
Later: Riddick: How are you feeling? Kitty: I'll live. Riddick: Your mother said she called a doctor for you. Why didn't you tell me it was that bad? Kitty: It wasn't. Mother is just very good at blackmailing. - How was your day? Riddick: If you're not too tired, I'd like to ask something about Catsy. You see, Chase showed up tonight and...
Kitty: Chase was always mean to her and so she beat Chase up more than once. It cost her the scholarship, but she seems to have done really well in spite of that. Riddick: I wonder how that happened. Kitty: I wouldn't be surprised, if it turned out to be something illegal. Riddick: I thought she's your friend. Kitty: She is, and I know her. Her motto is "end justifies the means." Or at least it was, I'm not so sure if it still is. Riddick: Rosie woke up.
Kitty: At this time? Maybe she's hungry. I'll... Riddick: No, you don't. You stay in bed. I'll go and get her some milk. Kitty: But... Riddick: Don't you trust me? Kitty: Of course I do. All right, you take care of it.
A little later: Kitty: Is everything all right? Riddick: Everything's fine. Kitty: She'll fall asleep soon. Riddick: You should sleep too. Rosie and I will be fine.
Next day: Bea: Do you know any good stories? I love stories. Anika: I'm not sure I know any stories that would be suitable for you to hear. What did you have in mind? Bea: Grandma Toffee told me a good story. It was about a girl called Anita. She was into car racing and she entered a really big competition and won it and then she got married to a guy who was also in the competition. Anika: She told you about that?
Bea: Do you know the story? Do you know what happened after they got married? Anika: Yes, I know the story very well. Bea: Tell me. Anika: All right, why not? After all, it is a very good story for the most part.
Anika: ...and then I... uh... she had a baby. A little girl. Bea: It's about you! The story, it's all about you, isn't it? Anika: Well... yes, it is. It's all about me and Kitty's and Chase's grandfather. Bea: Why did you stop racing? I wouldn't. Anika: That kind of thing isn't proper when you're married. Bea: I wouldn't marry anyone who said I had to stop. Anika: That's what you think now. You may change your mind when you get older. Bea: I won't. - Tell me more. What happened then?
Mary: Are you feeling any better? Kitty: Much better, but I still don't feel like eating. You didn't need to go through all the trouble... Mary: Kitty, you're sick and we'll take care of you. We want you to get better soon, because if you don't, your mother and grandma may get tired of cooking for us and dad said he'll take over the kitchen after that. Kitty: I guess you already checked the phone numbers of takeout places? Mary: Right after he said it.
Kitty: Where are Bea and Rosie? Mary: In the living room with Anika. Based on what I heard, I'd say Bea got to hear the sequel to the racing story. Kitty: Grandma is telling her about that? Mary: Yes, I think so. You know how Bea likes stories. And what she likes even more is that Anika is paying attention to her.
Kitty: And Rosie? Mary: Bea is happy to get attention and Rosie is happy when Bea is happy. Kitty: Well, it seems that everything is in order then. Mary: That's right. You just take it easy. Kitty: Mary, try not to irritate grandma too much. If she starts talking nonsense again, just ignore it. Mary: I'll try.
Bea: Did you know my grandfather? Aunt Chase said my grandfather was her grandfather's brother. Anika: That's right. Yes, I knew him. Bea: What was he like? I never saw him. I never saw my grandmother either. They both died before I was born. Anika: I didn't know that. But at least there were your father's parents. Bea: I never met them. They didn't like us, mom and me. I once heard mom say that they didn't like us, because she didn't have any money after all.
Anika: Pedigree and money... Bea: What? Anika: Oh, I was just thinking aloud. Forget it. You wanted to hear about your grandfather. I'll tell you what I can remember. It was a long time ago and we were not very close.
Anika: ...and then I never saw him again. Bea: You didn't like him. Anika: No. He was mean to me. You see, although I am all feline, my husband's family thought he had married beneath him. Bea: Beneath... what does that mean? Anika: That I came from a lower social class than their family.
A little later: Bea: Mary said I could come and see you. Kitty: That's right. I'm feeling much better now. So, what have you been doing? Bea: Grandma Anika told me all about how the story about the races was really about her. And then she told what happened after that and how grandma Toffee was born. Kitty: I see you managed to get quite a story out of her. Bea: She said it would be a good story and it was.
Bea: She told me about my grandfather. Kitty: Really? What did she say? Bea: That grandfather didn't like her, because she wasn't classy. Kitty: Hehe, are you sure that's what she said? Bea: I think so. Maybe I didn't understand it right. Kitty: I'm sure it's close enough.
Later: Anika: Mary is with Bea and Rosie. I came to see if you want something. Kitty: I'm fine. Just getting a bit bored. - Grandma, what have you been telling to Bea? Anika: Do you mean about her grandfather? I told the little I could. Kitty: All that is ancient history. Was it really necessary? Anika: She asked me. Was I supposed to lie? "No, I didn't know him, although I married his brother and listened to him rant and rave about it for five years before he finally lost his marbles and had to be put away into a looney bin." Don't worry, I left out all the nasty parts. Wasn't a very long story after that. Anyway, Bea just thinks we disliked each other the way civilized people do.
Anika: Did you know she never met any of her grandparents? Her mother's parents died before she was born and her father's family apparently wanted nothing to do with them after they realized her mother had no money. Kitty: How did you manage to find out all that? Anika: She told me. - Kitty, I've been thinking...
Anika: If you ever tell anyone what I'm going to say, I will deny it, but I think... I think you may be right. It seems that all the rules about pedigree, family, class and money are causing a lot of trouble. Kitty: And you only figured that out now? Anika: I had forgotten what it was like, back then. How it felt. You see, it was a long time ago. Telling Bea about it brought it all back.
Kitty: So, are you saying you're going to be her grandma? Anika: You know I'll never be her real grandma, but I'll do my best. She's just a child and she isn't as strong as I was at her age, or Toffee, or you and Chase. There's this thing... I know she's all feline, she's even got a pedigree, but she has this need to make people like her. It's not at all characteristic for felines. Kitty: You're certainly hard to like sometimes. Anika: Isn't this the case of a pot calling the kettle black?
Next day: Riddick: Are you sure this is a good idea? You need to rest. Kitty: Don't start that. I already called mother and told her she doesn't need to come. I'll go crazy, if I stay one more day in bed. I promise I'll take it easy. Rosie isn't that much work. Riddick: And Bea? You can't go out, you'll get sick again. Kitty: I won't go anywhere. I called Chester and asked him and Miriam for a visit after school. He'll bring Bea home. He's curious to see Rosie and I'm sure Rosie will find him interesting. And Bea will be happy to have time to play with Miriam.
And so: Chester: Hello. It's nice to see you again. I've been meaning to come for a visit, but I didn't want to disturb. I know how it is with babies. Sleep deprivation and all that. Kitty: Rosie is a very quiet child, so we haven't had any problems of that kind.
Chester: So, where is she? Oh, there you are. Hello, Rosie. I'm Chester.
Rosie: WAAAAAH!!!! Chester: I'm sorry... I didn't mean... Kitty: Oh, Rosie! How wonderful! Chester: I don't understand... Kitty: Rosie, it's all right. He's very nice and he isn't going to hurt you.
Chester: I'm really sorry, I didn't mean to scare her. Kitty: Chester, it's all right. This is so wonderful. Chester: Wonderful? I'm getting all confused. Bea: Rosie hasn't said anything before. Chester: I see. Well, it should be obvious to anyone within half a mile radius that she is not mute, if that's what you mean.
Kitty: Rosie, it's all right. Chester is really nice. Bea and Miriam are not afraid of him. Miriam: That's right. Chester is the best big brother in the world. Chester: Maybe we should go. Kitty: Don't go. Rosie will be quite all right. She was just surprised. Chester: That's nothing new. Bea: You can't go yet. Miriam and I want to play. Chester: Yes, well, I guess you're right. I did promise Miriam we'd stay a little while.
Bea: We'll go upstairs. Can Rosie come and play with us? Kitty: I'm sorry, but you're a bit too young to look after her.
Chester: So, you got a normal feline baby after all. I'm happy things turned out all right. Kitty: Well, almost all right. Chester: There are a lot of pure-bred felines who don't have a tail. Kitty: I wasn't thinking of that. You have no idea how worried I have been, because she's so silent. Chester: I guess that just got a bit better. But I am sorry about scaring her. I should have understood... Kitty: Just forget it. As you can see, she's quite all right. I hope you don't mind.
Chester: Not at all. Miriam used to do that all the time when she was a baby.