Book · Winter

The Beast from the East

Me: What were you doing in that photo?

Nell: Waiting for the Beast.

Me: Dave?

Nell: No, not David. Don’t be silly.

Me: You mean the Beast from the East.

Nell: I do.

Me: Bit scary.

Nell: It’s snow and cold winds. That’s all.

Me: What if we run out of supplies?

Nell: Unlikely.

Me: Or the power is cut?

Nell: We have candles and logs for the wood burner.

Me: I will have to cuddle you for warmth, Nell.

Nell: You will not.

Me: How will I survive?

Nell: Actually this is where David will triumph.

Me: Of course! Dave loves cuddles.

Nell: He does.

Me: I’ll just cuddle Dave all day.

Nell: I think you will find yourself in a queue.

Me: Dave loves me.

Nell: Yes, he does but Harriet means everything to David as you well know. Why do you think he confessed to misdemeanours during the trial?

Me: I don’t know.

Nell: He was trying to take the focus off his sister. This is also why he only received a warning.

Me: I see. So Harriet comes first.

Nell: She does. Fortunately there is a lot of David to go round and he gets on her nerves so he will be over to warm you up very soon.

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