So I spoke to Vieve on the phone last night. Trying to get this all sorted out.
Here's a transcript:
C: So I take it from the lack of hurled expletives that you don't mind talking about this?
C: Okay, um, well-
V: You know how you keep saying we should go out for lunch sometime?
V: Was that an attempt at getting me to go on a date with you?
C: Most of the time. A couple of times I offered because you were mad at me and I thought food would calm you down.
V: Har har har. You know what?
V: If you asked straight out I might not have said no.
C: Oh. Oh. I see.
V: Have you got your glasses on?
C: Ummm, would you go out with me sometime?
V: Sure. After the Solstice so we both have some incentive to stay alive. Gotta sleep now. Night.
C: Yeah, I should probably crash too. I, uh...
V: Oh. I uh you too, Chester. See you.
*she hangs up*