“OK,” said Serpent, “I really think this route was too long.”

“We couldn’t have taken the main road,” grumbled Hydra.

“So you say,” grouched Serpent.

“It was a pretty major traffic accident,” snapped Hydra.

“It was a frickin’ ice cream van,” hissed Serpent.

“Yeah,” replied Hydra, “but the street was coned off.”