So I push in the center of the dough, layer on jam, then bake the cookies until they're golden brown... Perfect! Hee hee! Oh, I do hope Elly likes these. Hello, Elly! I see you've been training hard.
Elisanne: Ah, Julietta. What brings you here?
Julietta: I thought you might want something sweet after all that exercise. I've never made cookies before, so I hope they turned out all right.
Elisanne: Then permit me to try one. *munch* Ah, but they are wonderful! I am ever so fortunate to be adored by someone like you!
Julietta: ...Hee hee! I hope it goes just like that! Now then! Elly is usually training here at this time of day, sooo... Ah! There she is! It looks like she'll be finished soon. I'll just call out to her and... Er, wait. Are these cookies REALLY fit to be handed over to her? They look slightly lumpy and misshapen. Also, I might have used too much sugar. N-no! I can't let myself be disheartened! And yet, if I were to give her anything but my very best... Ugh... All this worrying has set my stomach off again...
Elisanne: Whew! All right, time for a res... Oh. Hello, Julietta.
Julietta: Oh, Elly... Ummm... I...
Elisanne: What is it? You're looking rather pale.
Julietta: I...I am fine, I assure you.
Elisanne: You really don't look well, though. Do you want me to rub your back? Or get you some water?
Julietta: (Urgh... I didn't come here to cause her trouble!) N-no, I really am perfectly fine. Don't worry yourself for my sake. P-please excuse me!
Julietta: Oww! Running has just made my stomach hurt even more...
Althemia: A-are you all right, Julietta? Do you have a stomachache?
Julietta: Please just leave me alone.
Althemia: Hmm. Is this one of those situations where I should do as I'm told, or where I should actually do the opposite...?
Julietta: Don't worry about me! Owww...
Althemia: M-my room is really close if you'd like to lie down for a bit.
Julietta: Oh, I don't want to trouble anyo—owwww!
Althemia: This is no time to be acting tough!
Julietta: That is NOT what I am doing here!
Althemia: You say that, but your eyes are teary. Stop being stupid about this already!
Julietta: ...Did you just call me stupid?
Althemia: Willingly choosing to suffer by refusing to put pride aside for even a moment is stupidity personified!
Althemia: Eeek! I...I'm sorry! I wasn't intending to insult or belittle you! I, um, just...er...
Althemia: L-let's just go to my room, all right? Um...have you calmed down now?
Julietta: Yes, thank you. I'm much better.
Althemia: I'm sorry about calling you stupid.
Julietta: Please don't worry about it. What you said was true. I brought all of this on myself by worrying about nothing, and caused someone I admire undue anxiety in the process.
Althemia: Who are you referring to?
Julietta: Eeep! Please forget I said any of that. Now then, I fear I must be going.
Althemia: Oh, I think you dropped something. Wait, are these...cookies?
Julietta: Er, yes. Could I trouble you to please dispose of them for me?
Althemia: But you've wrapped them up so nicely! They're a present, right?
Althemia: Oh, okay. ...Can I eat them, then?
Althemia: Thanks! *munch*
Althemia: Wow. These are great.
Julietta: No they aren't. They're overly sweet and horribly misshapen.
Althemia: Are you mad? They're perfect!
Julietta: You don't need to lie to avoid hurting my feelings. I can handle the truth.
Althemia: B-but...it's the truth. They really ARE good. I'm really not lying—it's just, um, what I mean is...
Julietta: Well, what is it? Hurry up and say what you want to say!
Althemia: They taste good so maybe you should have more confidence in yourself, geez!
Althemia: It's obvious you were planning on giving these to someone you admire when you lost confidence and abandoned the plan. But the thing is, I KNOW that person would have been really happy to receive them...
Julietta: Are you trying to console me?
Althemia: N-no! I'm not!
Julietta: Well, it's working anyway. Right then! I'm going to make cookies— and this time I WILL deliver them!
Julietta: It's still possible I might fail. So if I do... Would you mind if I came here and grumbled to you about it?
Althemia: I'd be happy to listen.
Julietta: In that case, I shall stuff you full of cookies and gripe until the dawn!