[The Moon sits in the Sun's office behind his desk]
Moon: Have a seat, Old Man.
Saturn: Thank you, Lady. [sits] So I'm curious why you wanted this ex parte meeting.
Moon: Well, some news reached me, and I wanted to confirm it with you before sharing it with the larger group.
Saturn: Yes, ma'am. And that would be...?
Moon: [Pause] I heard our intrepid blogger finally got his promotion at work. Did you know about this?
Saturn: Of course. But I couldn't say anything until it was official...officially. And now it is.
Moon: Did you see his social media post about it? He mentioned you specifically with #saturnpays.
Saturn: I saw that, and I was especially gratified by it, even though he did insult me in the same breath. But he's worked very hard for a very long time for that honor, and he deserves it. I'm very proud of him.
Moon: Wow. He must have earned it if you say he did, Old Man.
Saturn: You say true, and I say thank you, Lady Moon. I was a little hurt by being called a stodgy...well, you saw what he called me.
Moon: Yes, and you made that poor bastard work for nearly nine years before giving in, so I'd say you earned that insult as much as he earned his promotion. But how long of a reprieve will you get before he starts antagonizing you again, do you think?
Saturn: Not sure. Sooner rather than later. If he held off until Saturnalia, I'd be content; his original statement was 90 days of ceasefire if he got it. So hopefully he'll hold to that.
Moon: You rule him after all, so I'm pretty confident he will respect his part of the deal. [Rises] Anyway, I know you're busy, so I won't keep you. I'll let the Sun know what's up.
Saturn: Yes, Lady Moon. His absence at our meeting was...irregular.
Moon: Between you and I, Saturn, I told him to take a day off, and he did it. I don't know where he is, and I don't care. I just hope he's in a better mood when he comes back. Since we don't get retrograde periods, sometimes we need some R & R.
Saturn: [rises] Thank you, Lady.
Moon: Thanks, Old Man. Have as good a day as you can considering your many obligations.