Ginger: Ruby, are you home?
Ruby: I’m back here, Ginger…
Ginger: How come you never answer the door when I knock anymore?
Ruby: Well, for one thing, you never knock anymore.
Ginger: Oh, yeah. What plans do you have for this evening? There’s a movie I want to see and I think you’ll enjoy it, too.
Ruby: Actually, I’m waiting for Fly to call.
Ginger: Is he at the hospital?
Ruby: No, he’s visiting his parents this weekend.
Ginger: Don’t you normally go with when he does this sort of crazy thing?
Ruby: Yes, but someone had to be here to make sure you were fed and watered regularly this weekend.
Ginger: I resent that remark.
Ruby: Isn’t it C2E2 this weekend?
Ginger: …I resemble that remark.
(the phone rings)
Ruby: Ooh! Fly’s calling!
Ginger: Put him on speaker!
Ruby: Hi, Fly – Ginger demanded I put you on speaker!
Ginger: I never said to tell him he was on speaker.
Fly: I can tell. It sounds different.
Ginger: Maybe she’s driving through a tunnel.
Fly: On the landline?
Ruby: Ignore the crazy woman. How was your flight?
Fly: My iPad died just as we boarded. Didn’t we charge the battery last night?
Ruby: …um…I thought so? Maybe we only charged mine.
Ginger: So you were forced to watch the in-flight movie?
Fly: …um…no. I found I had a…book…in my carry-on.
Ruby: Oh? What book was – OH!
Ginger: Did you slip a book into your husband’s carry-on?
Ruby: It was still in there from the last time I used that bag! How far did you get in it?
Ginger: What book was it?
Fly: I don’t know – the cover was missing.
Ruby: That was probably a blessing…
Fly: Yes. Yes, it was.
Ginger: What kind of book was it?
Ruby: What kind of book do I travel with?
Fly: I can’t believe you read this…in public!
Ginger: Well, it’s something we can easily pick up and put down and doesn’t require a lot of thought or attention…
Ruby: They’re short, for the most part, and I always find the ones with some humor…
Ginger: Sometimes, if you get the right author, characters from one book will appear in another, slightly related book…
Fly: I don’t think it’s my kind of reading material.
Ginger: So did you finish it?
Fly: Well…there was nothing else to do…
Ruby: So what did you think?
Fly: I think there’s a lot more adjectives, euphemisms and adverbs than necessary in one chapter alone.
Ginger: Yeah, but what did you think?
Fly: Let me see if I can put this in terms you’ll both understand…do you remember that episode of Frasier where Daphne is sick and Martin reads her romance novel out loud to her?
Ruby: Oh, yeah! That was pretty funny…
Fly: Yeah. That was me on the plane.
Ruby: I’m sorry…
Ginger: …but you finished it.
Fly: Well…yeah. It was…compelling…sort of…
Ginger: I have the perfect book to lend you for your next trip!
Ruby: Yes, Fly?
Fly: Don’t let her help me pack for future trips.
Ruby: She does have some good books…
Ginger: Yes, Fly?
Fly: Stop lending my wife books of this nature.
Ruby: I think I remember that book…was the main character named after a rare flower?
Ginger: Oh, I remember that one! And her father was a gardener, but really, he owned the estate and never told her, right?
Ruby: Yeah! Fly – great news!
Fly: …your father owns a huge plot of land that he loves to wander around, tending to the flora himself and somewhere in the midst of this land, he, buried a ruby-covered chest of gold that will someday be inherited by you but only after you conceive your first daughter?
Ginger: …wow, he really did read the whole book…
Ruby: Better! I have the next three books in that series! You can find out what happened to the sister and two brothers of the duke!
Ruby: I knew you would be!
Ginger: It’s a new hobby you both can share!
Fly: …or not.