Me: There is a hole in the bedroom carpet.
Nell: Yes. We are aware.
Me: Dave looks really worried.
Nell: I know he does.
Me: It’s not like him to do that.
Nell: He didn’t do it.
Me: Why the guilty face then?
Nell: He knows who did.
Nell: The culprit will not go unpunished.
Me: I need to know.
Nell: I am using this as part of David’s training. He is finding it very hard not to reveal the culprit’s identity.
Me: That’s because he is a good, honest boy.
Nell: Yes, but we are living in a world of danger and subterfuge where David must learn to keep a secret.
Me: My bedroom carpet is ruined.
Nell: You are missing the point. Do you want us all to be put at risk with idle tittle tattle?
Nell: Do you want NOIR to make millions with their illegal diamond smuggling?
Me: Certainly not?
Nell: And the Beefies to continue flying around with diamond baguettes crowing over us all?
Me: Beefies don’t really crow. It’s more of a scream.
Nell: That’s not the point. Do you want the identity of Savoiardi never to be known?
Me: We have to unmask Sponge Finger.
Nell: Exactly. So stop trying to force David to reveal his secret and move on. He is doing this for us all.
Me: Yes. You are right. Sorry.