“When did you learn how to cook?” Annie asked from the table.

“It is an ongoing learning experience,” Copper said, “which began precisely four months and six days ago. I believe I have progressed significantly since I started.” She carefully placed a plate of spaghetti in front of Annie.

“Well, it looks amazing,” Annie said, picking up her fork and taking a bite. “Mmmm! This is good.”

“I am glad you are enjoying it.”

“Aren’t you having anything?”

“I do not need to ingest food,” Copper said, taking a seat opposite Annie, “but I would be happy to join you.”