“Would you really run away, without waiting to find out what it’s all about?”
“Of course I would. Remember, it was curiosity that killed the cat.”
“What about what you taught me when I was a child? Never leave a room without looking in all the drawers.”
“Ah, yes. But then people weren’t falling over in bathtubs.”
“Hypocrite. Deep down you’re dying to know what this is all about.”
Cesar looked reproachful.
“To say that I’m dying to do so, my dear, is in the worst possible taste, given the circumstances. Dying is exactly what I don’t want to do, now that I’m nearly an old man and have all these adorable young men to comfort me in my old age. And I don’t want you to die either.”