That even I have a limit to how much chocolate I can eat! Chocolate is one of humanity’s better inventions… oh… you want a serious answer? I WAS serious but if you must… I wish I could’ve kept Eileen out of trouble. I did try to help her. I warned her more times than I can remember about her attitude (bless her, she always encouraged plain speaking in her trainees) and she took no notice (maybe that was why she encouraged plain speaking in her trainees given she knew what she would do). I also wish, when out on missions especially, I could switch off whatever it is that makes you tired or lose concentration. I think that would be the nearest anyone could get to being invincible. I dread the day when mistakes are made and someone like Eileen or myself gets killed.
Eileen has carved a new life for herself on Earth and to everybody's surprise and the Queen's disappointment has made a success of it. Do you approve?
No. Eileen had a wonderful career here and I don't understand why she threw it all up but then I can't see what she sees in humans. I also know, however,my approval or otherwise will make sod all difference to what Eileen does with her life. She is a law unto herself.
Does Eileen contact you at all? She is rumoured to miss some of her old companions and that must include you. You were amongst her first trainees and remain one of her most successful.
Eileen occasionally writes mainly to reassure me she made the right decision and I'm to stop fretting about it. I'm also not to allow myself to be incinerated by any dumb dragon. I do reply. Eileen has kept her magical equipment and we have the occasional talk via crystal ball. Both of us keep the conversation light. Neither of us want the Queen muscling in, trying to claim either of us are breaking the Official Secrets Act by talking occasionally. One thing Eileen did get right was in saying the Queen had got above herself and needed to calm down. I have told the Queen this sometimes and she says she didn't take it from Eileen so I can guess what my chances of success would be!