"Lydia!" She turned and sang out gaily, "Hello Jacob, come to sing and dance with me?" She twirled across the floor towards him. Jacob blew out his breath. "No, Lyddy, we-" --"Oh, come on!" Lydia caught his hands and spun him around, laughing joyfully. Jacob tried to pull her to a stop. "Lydia, please stop playing around." She dropped his hands and huffed out an exaggerated breath. "You're almost worse than Alexander!"