Candy: (*coming to kitchen*) Hello, Candilena!
Candilena: Hello, feel free. (*looking out on Candy*) You’re beautiful today.
Candy: It’s a new dress. Annie and Archie’s gift on my last Birthday.
Candilena: Your friend Annie has got a good taste.
Candy: Annie said Archie choose that dress.
Candilena: Does Archie know what can suit to you?
Candy: Yes. He wears the beautiful fashionable clothes himself.
Candilena: Does he interest the fashion?
Candy: As I remember, Archie’s always been dressed like… eerh… I forgot that Russian expression… like from little needle, probably.
Candilena: As if he came out from tailor? Hmmm, doesn’t beautiful clothes mean too much for him?..
Candy: But Candilena, Archie’s gentleman, he grew in Audrey family. You see – the rules…
Candilena: Is Archie Stear’s brother? (*Candy nods.*) Holy pancakes! One brother has got a fashionable stuff in his head, second one – the technique!
Candy: Not only! Stear wore elegant clothes too.
Candilena glances at Candy.
Candy: They’re my friends, and I was very glad to become their cousin.
Candilena: I know alrealy how you met with Stear – you both drove into the lake very elegantly. Archie wasn’t there. Otherwise you would listen his yelling (*giggles*).
Candy: (*giggles too*) I met Archie earlier – I helped him to get out from the boat.
Candilena: Gentlemen don’t learn swimming?
Candy: He just didn’t want to spoil his expensive clothes.
Candilena: (*puzzled*) Does he appreciate his clothes more than his own life?
Candy: Candilena, Archie is great and kind person, and I know that.
Candilena: Did you like him?
Candy: I love him like my friend and brother. Don’t forget – he’s my best friend’s fiance.
Candilena: (*innocently*) Yes, you told me so… (*remembering how Annie became Archie’s girlfriend*)
Candy: Archie’s really very good one. He helped Stear with his inventions. They and Anthony were so great friends. (*sighs*)
Candilena: Owh, yes, he lost his cousin and then brother… But noble knight has got his lady of his heart.
Candy: Indeed! Annie is true lady.
Candilena: Yes, of course. (*quietly*) But is it she?..
Candilena gives Candy her best smile.