A talk with Davy

Listen, this trip of yours …

How do we get this train ticket?
Someone will wait for us at the airport in Moscow.
What if he doesn’t recognize us?
Then we are buggered. But, and don’t take this the wrong way, you look fairly recognizable I would say, it will be fine.
And you ordered a bed in a 4-bed compartment.
In a train.
And we are going to be on this train for nearly 6 days.
We are.
Are you mad?
Yes, I knew that.
You don’t have to come you know, you can stay here in London.
Well, I think … you need someone to protect you.
And that someone is you?
Well, I feel better already.
Don’t –
I am only kidding. I want you to come with me, and I do feel safe when you come with me. So – please come with me?
OK then.
6 days in a train.
Who are the other people staying in our compartment?
I have absolutely no idea.
What if they are not nice people?
What if they are!
They might hate pirates.
They might hate girls too, then we are in trouble. But trust me, they won’t.
Maybe they are all men.
Yeah, maybe they are all nice men. Think about that.
Yes, well ..
Listen, we are going with an open mind and it is going to be great, trust me. And you know …
No …
Something really cool …
Go on.
We are going to ride through the Chinese Wall with this train.
Blimey indeed. You probably don’t want to miss that.
No. – And after that 19 hours in a plane?
Erhm. Yes.
I thought you were afraid of flying.
I am. And I know it’s crazy, but we need to go to New York one more time.
Because “If an idea’s worth having once, it’s worth having twice.”
Who said that?
Tom Stoppard.
Clever man. An Englishman of course? Is this about this other Englishman again by the way?
Erhm …
That man from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
I am afraid so.
Did you know that Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin?
I had no idea, I ..
Anyway, I got your point. And then I won’t mind going to New York again either. I mean they have pancakes for breakfast.
You got it. And we will be staying in a Seafarers place this time. Thought you might like that.

I’ll start packing.
Go for it.

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