Pat: "Bailey doesn't appreciate you chucking your phone across the room whenever you get upset; it makes extra repair work for him. Is there a problem, Quinn?"
Quinn: "I hate that man. I really do. This is why I left St. Louis. Every time words come out of his mouth, I can feel my penis trying to murder my brain cells one at a time."
Pat: "Well, not everyone has the people skills to make polyamory work."
Quinn: "Jean-Claude seems to think everyone does, or at least, everyone in our line of vampires. I don't think he even knows anyone in an exclusive relationship in his entire territory."
Pat: "I'm sure there must be someone sensible in the St. Louis area."
Quinn: "No, really! Anyone who comes in monogamous -- or even monosexual -- seems to get driven away or sucked into the maelstrom of metaphysical sex and disaster. It's like a plague or something. And then nobody wants to talk about it, they just fight all the time."
Pat: "No wonder you moved way out here."
Quinn: "Yes. Can you imagine what Alex would do if we had a lover's spat in the middle of an invasion, right in front of the bad guys? Or worse -- what Ash would do!"
Pat: "I shudder to think."
Quinn: "It's hard to believe that Belle Morte's line can be so STUPID about love."
Pat: "Well, leave Jean-Claude's problems and misconceptions in Missouri. He's a bit clueless, is all. Just because your vampire powers deal with lust and sex doesn't mean you know anything about love, let alone advanced communication practices."
Quinn: "Mmm, I'd like to advance my communication with you." [Kisses Pat noisily.]
Pat: "Speaking of which, Toby complained about not being bitten recently, and that could cause some tension if we don't work it out."
Quinn: "Then let's go home early and take care of that. You know how important our family is to me."
Pat: "I know. I'll tell Alex."
Quinn: "What are you going to tell her?"
Pat: "That you just fended off an invasion of vampires and now we need some family time."
Quinn: "You know this sort of thing is why I love you, right?" [Kisses Pat again. Sound of door opening and closing.]