So, the problem was that I needed to get Aoi upstairs, past Sharron and Maddie. Which meant they would have said something to each other, and Aoi wouldn’t stay on script. (Seriously, I get pushed around by my own fictional characters.) This even moves things along.
And before anyone says anything. Yes, that was a closet when Ace hid in there the time Pixie got randy. But the house has had some major work since then. Also I was already tired when I figured out what to do, and I’m too tired to change it.