"Magic, is it? Well I know quite a bit about that," Liadan
said. "I'm a librarian, actually. Of sorts." Her job was hardly that simple, but she didn't want to be stuck explaining the mechanics of a multidimensional library for the next hour.
"I'm not really from around here, and I have to say I don't terribly like these kinds of parties. Kendall
and I just came here on a lark and now he's disappeared somewhere."
She sighed and folded her arms, carefully avoiding hitting anyone with her parasol.
"You really are very curious creatures, if you don't mind my saying so. Are there many like you?"
We're all in the gutter, but some of us look at the stars.