Rupert to the Rescue

Nell: Is that a pirate ship?

Me: I don’t know, Nell, I’m at home.

Nell: It is and I think I saw Princess in a pirate’s hat earlier playing Cheeky Animals.

Me: Interesting.

Nell: Maybe I’m hallucinating. It’s rather hot.

Me: Have you checked WoofsApp lately?

Nell: No. I have other things on my mind at the moment.

Me: Have a look.

Nell: Oh. There’s a photo of Rupert in a hat.

Me: Is it knitted?

Nell: No.

Me: Does it suit him?

Nell: Yes. But that’s not the point.

Me: Is it a bit piratey?

Nell: There’s no such word.

Me: Is it though?

Nell: Yes, and there’s a message.

Me: What does it say?

Nell: ‘I’m coming to get you.’

Me: There you are then.

Nell: What do you mean?

Me: All’s well. Knitwear Wolf is on his way.

Nell: But Rupert isn’t a pirate.

Me: He is now.

Nell: Are you telling me that Rupert has turned bad?

Me: No, He’s pretending he wants the jewels when really he wants you.

Nell: I beg your pardon?

Me: I mean he wants to rescue you.

Nell: And Princess? I thought she was with SLOP.

Me: You mean the Sea Lion Ocean Pirates?

Nell: So they’re on board, too?

Me: No. They’re in the sea. Now, make sure you all look deeply shocked when Rupert’s ship arrives.

Nell: Even Poppy?

Me: Poppy can be shocked and annoyed but no sword fighting.

Nell: Not even with Lionel?

Me: Only when it’s safe to do so. Remember you had no idea that Rupert was a pirate.

Nell: Neither did he until you came up with the idea.

Me: How did you know it was me?

Nell: Only you would think of a story like this.

Me: You know me well. Sorry.

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