The real surprise

Nell: Well, that was an afternoon tea to remember.

Me: You should have seen your face when Charlie walked in.

Nell: I may have been a little overcome.

Me: I was in tears and so was Dave. He even dropped his scone.

Nell: Little Harriet was happy too. She hasn’t seen him since he rescued her.

Me: Yes.

Nell: I had no idea Charlie was even in the country. And you all knew?

Me: Yes. It was so difficult keeping it a secret. Dave kept having to run up and down the garden with a towel in his mouth.

Nell: Charlie told me that he and David have been in contact on WoofsApp since Harriet’s kidnapping.

Me: Yes, they text regularly. When Dave first told him you were seeing Sebastian, Charlie was furious.

Nell: Yes. I expect he was.

Me: And when Mutley remembered who he really was, Charlie said he was coming down here to sort him out.

Nell: Did he indeed?

Me: Yes. He was outraged apparently. He told us to keep quiet.

Nell: Well. Sebastian, or rather Sid, is history. Mutley says I am not to worry about him. He has gone back to London.

Me: Mutley paid him a visit, did he? Took him out for an airing?

Nell: Honestly, listen to yourself. It is true that Mutley visited Sid accompanied by Charlie and he was persuaded to leave. But no violence was involved.

Me: So he won’t be swimming with the fishes?

Nell: Just stop. Charlie is staying down here for a few days, by the way, so we can spend some time together.

Me: Good. He will be here for Mutley’s birthday party.

Nell: Yes.

Me: Nell, did you know Dave was in touch with Charlie?

Nell: Why?

Me: I just wondered because none of us ever understood what you saw in Sebastian.

Nell: He was amusing. Nothing more.

Me: Or was he a way of making Charlie jealous?

Nell: I beg your pardon.

Me: Of making sure he came back?

Nell: You see. There you go again. As if I would do such a thing.

Me: Yes. Silly me. Sorry.

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