1 November 2001
I know you don't like Hallie but you don't want me to send Hesperos and I had to share my happy news. I had the most astounding day. Not only did my friends, my local friends that is, help me make heaps of money, but Xander, out of the blue, stood up and announced our engagement, and on top of all that, you've realized we are friends, which is great although kind of obvious. I've considered us friends for months now. Honestly, my life could not possibly get better, well, except for Hallie. She doesn't believe Xander is an appropriate fiance, and when I try to explain, she garbles my words and twists my meanings. Perhaps you could talk to her for me?
Do you think you could make the wedding? We haven't set a date but are thinking late February or early March. I know it's a long way to travel, but can't you wizards just pop over? If not, I can ask Hallie to pick you up. She's going to be one of my bridesmaids. My other bridesmaids are all Xander's friends. I mean, they are my friends too, but he's known them longer. I want someone who's happy for me – more happy for me than for Xander – and who doesn't actively dislike Xander.