Elsbeth:Ha, escaped without you lot!
Wallace: Oh well, so much for the romantic rescue... <sigh> Curses, foiled again!
Elsbeth:And you can hardly boast of having a wife who can drink a Russian thug under the table!
Elsbeth:Who rescued you....pah
Wallace: Sorry Elsbeth dearest... Your indomnitable spirit is part of my undying admiration for you.
Elsbeth:and I was feeling that a self-rescuing wife was just what Wallace needed
Elsbeth:being as how he was too busy saving the world to do it himself
Wallace: ...and, by the way, I was trying to stop an unspeakable evil from being let loose in the world.
Elsbeth:best not speak about it then
Wallace: ... it would have made my life easier if you hadn't got yourself kidnapped at the same time!
Wallace: <polite breakfast disolves into angry silence>
Elsbeth:I was defending the camp (which happened to have you, gravely injured in it)
Wallace: <First tiff!> :)
Elsbeth:Nah, I'm sure there have been others
Wallace: Nah, I've been too scared to argue with you!
Elsbeth:Anyway I'm going to send that nice Fatima's husband some fine horses as a present. I'm sure they'd be appreciated
Elsbeth:And when will I get my revenge on the count for the indignity of being kidnapped?
Elsbeth:Scared of little me?
Wallace: I disapear for five minutes and then return with a gem the size of my thumb nail and say "This is the reward I promised. Please forward it onto her."
Wallace: <I state (with reserve) that we should repair to the port as soon as possible... if her ladyship isn't going to stay behind the blast the hell out of Cairo>
Wallace: Is revenge more important than our marriage?
Elsbeth:I think we'll be able to manage both with enthusiasm!
Wallace: I sigh deeply...