Me: I know it’s a bit rainy but Harriet’s been down to the beach and she says the water isn’t that cold.
Nell: Oh good.
Me: All you have to do is jump overboard when the ship gets near the island.
Nell: What do you mean ‘all I have to do’?
Me: The seals will be waiting to guide you to dry land.
Nell: Oh, that’s alright then.
Me: And we’ll be waiting on our beach to take you all home.
Nell: I might just go to the hotel with Lionel. I’m a senior Labrador. We don’t do jumping overboard.
Me: You can’t do that, Nell. You’ll be fine. Rupert will be by your side.
Nell: He won’t unless he’s untied.
Me: He will be. Poppy signalled to the Royal Owl Force that she’s going to throw down her sword.
Nell: Poppy is willing to surrender?
Me: No, she’s going to throw it down to you. All you have to do is casually catch it and cut Rupert free.
Nell: Could you stop saying ‘all you have to do’ please?
Me: Just hide it under your sou’wester.
Nell: How do you know I’m wearing one?
Me: I’m following you on YouChewed. Our Penguin is filming everything with his drone.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: You’ve been trending for hours.
Nell: Why do you think Lionel and his cats aren’t going to stop us?
Me: They’ll be far too busy trying to get rid of the honey. Cats hate sticky fur.
Nell: Did you say honey?
Me: Yes. Owl Pacino and his chaps are going to pour runny honey over them all.
Me: Honey bombs. Henry and Horst came up with the idea. Genius, isn’t it?
Nell: You’re enjoying this far too much for my liking.
Me: I know. Sorry.