The Day After

Me: Is Dave’s rainbow ring rather bright, or is it me?

Nell: How is the head today?

Me: Hurting.

Nell: A little too much champagne, perhaps?

Me: I’m never drinking it again.

Nell: Not until your sisters arrive at the weekend, anyway.

Me: It was a lovely birthday, Nell. So many people thought of me.

Nell: Of course they did.

Me: I FaceTimed with Alice and the grandchildren. They drew pictures and made up stories for me.

Nell: They love a good story.

Me: Yes, it makes me so happy that they do.

Nell: Now, I’m guessing that you would prefer a quiet day?

Me: You’re right.

Nell: A gentle walk along the beach and a slice of birthday cake in front of the fire when we get back?

Me: Sounds perfect.

Nell: The Cat is going to pop over to measure you for your ballgown later but that shouldn’t take too long.

Me: For my what?

Nell; You can’t go to the ball without a gown.

Me: I don’t want to go to any ball.

Nell: You’ll see things differently by the weekend. You didn’t think we would forget about the Birthday Ball, did you?

Me: I knew it was for me.

Nell: I’m a little disappointed not to be able to wear my tiara and pearls but such is life.

Me: Is Miss Maple any closer to discovering who A Friend really is?

Nell: I don’t know but someone sent you an extremely heavy rabbit.

Me: Not another animal.

Nell: This one is stuffed.

Me: Don’t tell me, it’s a friend of the Stuffed Tiger’s.

Nell: They certainly seem to know each and the tiger is called Beaumarchais. Remember?

Me: What’s the rabbit’s name? Beaufort?

Nell: No. It’s called Johnny Rabbit, if you must know.

Me: Ok. Sorry.

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