Sally is on the case

Me: As soon as I saw Sally’s smiling face I knew everything was going to be okay.

Nell: Yes. Sally has that effect on everyone.

Me: Especially Dave. Did you see him when he heard her call ‘Davey, I’m back.’?

Nell: I did. He gave her his last bacon sandwich this morning and he only had two.

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. So what’s the plan?

Nell: Sally and David have gone down to the quay for a walk and a chat with John the Doberman at Starbarks.

Me: He and Sally are old friends aren’t they?

Nell: They know each other from his MI5 days. He was a particular friend of Charlie’s.

Me: You must be missing Charlie during this difficult time, Nell.

Nell: Yes, but I consider myself very lucky to be surrounded by family. I know others are not, and will be feeling lonely. We need to look out for each other.

Me: Yes, we do.

Nell: The only way through this, is together.

Me: I do hope Sally makes Poppy see sense.

Nell: If I know Sally, I’m sure she will. She and Poppy are going for a walk this afternoon on the beach.

Me: Good idea.

Nell: David is going to tag along at a distance.

Me: Is he, though, Nell? I mean discretion isn’t exactly one of his skills.

Nell: Harriet is going with him and she’s taking snacks.

Me: Good. What about Babycakes Gillespie?

Nell: He isn’t going. Good grief. The mere idea.

Me: No, I meant is Sally going to meet him?

Nell: Yes. He’s joining us this evening for a fish supper.

Me: Does he like fish?

Nell: I don’t know. But that’s not the point. This is about getting our Poppy back, not menu choices.

Me: Of course. Sorry.

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