Patrick: I’ve been very good . . .

I do everything you ask, and I do it as well as I can.

I wake you up when your alarm doesn’t. I cook. I clean. I ‘m trying to learn to read your language. I try not to make Sparrow mad. And she’s nicer now, so it must be working. I didn’t even “pick a fight” with the Being following you at the library!

I have done everything right! You have no reason to send me away!

. . . Do you?