It's overcast, which means James doesn't have to be all "careful" while walking around outside, so he can in fact just walk around outside! It's nice to do that every now and then. And then there are a couple of packages he's expecting so he might enjoy this lovely unsunny day to visit the Post Office, why not.
"Ah, okay, that's a bit better."
"What is the difference, even, for you?"
"The clock is a human invention, if all vampires had a built in clock that matched it, it would make no sense as a thing for a species to have unless it were artificially created. An innate sense of time implies that the timekeeping method is irrelevant, so it doesn't have such obvious implications." Pause. "And also it's, so not in line with the rest of what vampires do? For you to just have a built in clock over, I don't know, fangs so you could make less of a mess when eating people." Huff.
"I do not make a mess when eating!" he mock protests.
"Is that from design efficiency, or practice?" she asks, archly.
"...mostly the latter, I admit."
"I expect this species was not designed with your aesthetics in mind, love."
"You are correct, and it's very annoying. My aesthetics are clearly superior."
"Could not disagree."
"I'm shocked. Shocked."
"I am a constant source of surprises, aren't I."
Snort. "Yes. Though if you weren't, with your set of advantages, I'd find it a terribly disappointing failing in imagination."
He laughs. "I'll try to surprise you more often, then."
"Good ones only please. The cooking surprise was excellent, on the assumption that whatever you're making is edible."
"You're a human, you tell me."
It smells delicious.
"I won't know until I've tried it," she says primly.
"Then I suppose I shall have to wait."
"I'm afraid so." Lean. "I apologize in advance if I fall asleep on you, by the way."
"You can feel free to do that, my love. I will wake you once the food is ready."
"Mm. It seems like it'd be a letdown, to do all that preparation to see me," yawn, "'nd cook for me and my dad, then to have me collapse on you to sleep. It'd be boring to just watch a flimsy human sleep."
"I think we have had this conversation before. You are a fascinating delight to me even asleep."
"That's weird. Also, why aren't you more comfortable, this is terrible. Vampire design flaw, worse than the teeth."
"On behalf of all vampires, I do apologize."
"S'fine, not your fault. Books're over there if you get bored."
Aaaaaand she's out.
... Yeah she's maybe overworking herself a bit.