Charlotte eyed the three children in front of her with obvious curiosity. All three of them were dressed in similar clothes, which were quite unlike the yellow pullover and jeans she herself was wearing. After a quick look at her father to see if he approved of this new company - which he did, he was smiling - she replied, "I'm Charlotte. Hello." Dylan was relieved to see that there were more children at this party, at least Charlotte wouldn't be completely bored and out of her element. He noticed the slightly awkward silence that had developed between Charlotte and the boy, so he said, "It's nice to meet you, Ira. Are you here with your parents?"