«Your father's quite the financier, isn't he, Sara?»

«I know. It sounds horrible, the way he's talking: Mr. Brace and the IRS lady probably think he's some kind of goblin, trying to get rich off his daughter's misery.»

«Well, if he establishes precedent, several people just might do that. And, really, you did spend most of fiscal 1993 pretty miserable yourself.»

«Oh, that's ancient history.»

«You're very generous.»

«Mm. So how will you be spending your share of the money?»

«Oh, probably a diversified portfolio of blue-chip stocks, medium-risk securities, and my host's favorite Mallomars.»

«I love you, too, Kilith.»