Awww...I remember 'Snakes and Ladders'. Colin sure is cute, but I thought I would have take you to task about how he couldn't possibly comprehend what Lily was telling him, but you fixed it by having his eyes glaze over in incomprehension.
Love it, as usual.
PS--I know Calamur's saying your chaps are too short. but like 'em that way. Lots easier to review, especially if you want to go back and hunt for quotes.
I used to write that way too. Then when I had to submit to sites that required 3000 words per, I just glued a couple of chaps together and put separators in between.