“Hello Harriett”, transmitted the Doctor.
“Hello Doctor”, Harriett responded immediately.
“How do you like my new camera”?
“Well I hardly noticed it. What’s so new about it”?
“For one thing it has infrared light and I can see you at night. I can see you right now”.
“Nice, you are getting to be quite the technology wizard, aren’t you”?
“To tell you the truth, this IT technology has given me a lot of frustration lately”.
There was a brief pause in their transmissions, as if the Doctor was having trouble remembering the code links. Then the Doctor continued,
“Harriett, with all due respect, I see you have been spending a lot of time alone. What is Ozzie up to”?
“Ozzie is doing fine”. Can’t you see all the good stuff he has brought to the nest”?
“Oh, yeah. I see it. The nest is looking good”.
“Thank you Doctor”, Harriett responded without trying to hide the pride in her telepathy.
“I’m glad you all didn’t bring in a lot of junk this year”.
“Oh, no”, said Harriett. “From now on I insist on sticks, twigs, grass and moss only”.
“Can’t blame you”, said the doctor.
There was another pause in the transmissions. Then Harriett relayed,
“Ozzie will be back soon, so I must bid you goodnight”.
“OK, thanks Harriett. It’s good telepathizing with you”.
“Ditto”, said Harriett.
The connection weakened and faded away slowly. A wonderful sense of wholeness and purpose enveloped the Doctor. He thought he might have heard,
“Good night. I love you”.