— This is my astral partner, Dominique.
— That's like a wife, is it?
— Oh, so much more. A symbiosis of souls, an amalgamation of destiny.
— Oh, right you are. How long have you two been amalgamated?
—Well, I suppose we could have a nice cup of tea while we wait for the maniac to arrive?
—Here's your book. And now, thanks to you, the librarian thinks I'm a homicidal horticulturalist!