"I like that, too!" enthused Fox, and promptly launched into a long, meandering spiel about which characters she liked and which she didn't, whilst Auden rolled her eyes and sighed exaggeratedly. Even Ira must have been tiring of his younger sister, because he put in quietly:
"Our dad doesn't really like us to watch TV, actually. He says it makes you lazy."
Predictably, Auden flared up; "But Dad's not here anymore, is he?" Before Ira had a chance to reply, she had turned again to Charlotte and was asking calmly, "Do you go to school around here, then?"