Me: There’s something wrong with Dave.
Nell: He was fine at breakfast.
Me: I think he might have a dark side.
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous.
Me: He’s wrapped himself in a blanket and he’s looking at me in a sinister way.
Nell: Sinister? David?
Me: I know. Do you think he’s been hypnotised?
Me: The Beefies flew over earlier shouting something.
Nell: They always do.
Me: What did he have for breakfast?
Nell: The usual. A couple of lightly boiled eggs with hot buttered soldiers on the side and a bowl of tea.
Me: No eating by mistake?
Nell: He cleared the table before everyone had finished but most of us know that’s going to happen so we eat faster.
Me: That must make breakfast a little tense.
Nell: It’s actually quite exciting.
Me: I think he might have eaten something that’s disagreed with him. He’s not himself at all.
Nell: In what way?
Me: He looks like he might pounce.
Nell: Would you say he has more bite to him?
Me: I never mentioned biting. Dave would never bite me. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: But does he look like he might?
Me: A bit.
Nell: Bravo. Well done David. He’s passed this test with flying colours.
Me: What test?
Nell: Snoopy and Lucy were worried that David was too nice to be Indiana Bones. Indy has a ruthless side and he needed to find it.
Me: Oh, I see.
Nell: I said if he could convince you he could convince anyone.
Me: Well, he did.
Nell: Excellent. We’ve finally found our Indy. I’ll give Snoopy and Lucy the good news.
Me: Does that mean Dave can be himself again?
Nell: Let him stay in character a little longer.
Me: I need my boy back. Sorry.