From her office, Lidia heard Norman's reply. "You shouldn't say this, Norman", she thought. "Even if it is true. You have a moral responsibility towards your staff, and mainly towards those of your employees that read vampire novels all their lives, like Louise. Louise needs some certainties that would keep her down to earth, now that she's so close to seeing fiction become reality. Come on Norman, just tell her a lie... I'm sure you can play the self-assured department head for a minute or two."