Human: Cybele, if that was you, you can come out now.

Cybele: It was me! I did exactly like you said!

Human: How much?

Cybele: Two million in nonconsecutive hundreds!

Human: All caught on video?

Cybele: . . . Was I supposed to be?

Human: Yes! That’s the whole point! You can’t spread fear if you’re doing it in secret!

Cybele: I’m sorry, Master.

Human: And don’t look so sad. I know perfectly well you’re too tough to be hurt by a shoe.

Cybele: You’re right! I ‘ll be more cheerful from now on!

Human: Of course I’m right. I did my research. And I will figure out how to make you seem threatening, even if it’s the hardest thing I ever do.