Emily, It's well into the night one day in late December. Your life has experienced violent upheaval since Josine left, and that upheaval shows no signs of stopping any time soon. How long has it been since Josine left? Normally at this time you'd be out in the clubs, building a presence and making art; but tonight — and several nights before it — you have been reclusive. You were preparing for the birth of your child, and now you're sitting outside with Alex. The midwife is inside taking care of things. Nobody knows about this. Why did you summon Alex to your private residence tonight?
Alex, you've always been pretty self sufficient in terms of your skills, but you seem to be drawn to these people. You were in the middle of a high-profile job when you got the call — did you finish the job before coming, or did you drop it to be here? And perhaps more to the point: why did you come at all?