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May I remind you all of the postcard bet between the Arnorians and the Wellies and the fact that Cate is a bookie and Bernard her most frequent customer :)?

Bernard invites himself to Wellesley Hall for dinner. Well, for wine tasting. Well, for getting pissed really. It's not that he can't do that at home, even though Marianne hardly ever lets him get out the good stuff since, according to her, he can't tell a prize winning chateau whatever from wine in a box from Lidl. That of course is outrageous since clearly no one can and anyone who pretends to is just a pretentious ass.

Sean lets Bernard drink whichever wine he wants to as long as Bernard is the one bringing it. Sean also is an excellent conversationalist, especially when Bernard's Lidl wine has loosened his tongue some. In between hiccupping laughter he tells Bernard tales from his trip to Venice with Cate and how exactly Cate ended up in one of the canals. Sean claims it wasn't his fault, but ever since that infamous staff trip where they went canoeing on the Ouse and Sean plus paddle resulted in Orlando plus Ouse, Bernard makes sure he is always out of reaching distance of Sean when they are near any kind of water.

It is a very pleasant evening all around, and Bernard ends up tipsy and Sean piss poor drunk and asleep on The Couch.

This is what Bernard has banked on. Very quietly he leaves Sean to his dreams about football, Napoleon, and busty women and sneaks into the kitchen. On the table stands a wicket basket filled with Sean's messy collection of mail. Bernard of course ignores invoices and possible love letters, in fact he is not interested in the existing content at all, except for the number of postcards. Reaching inside his jacket, he looks over his shoulder as if someone (Viggo) might jump out from behind the fridge and shout 'ahaa' accusingly, and from it he produces a small stack of postcards. They are from the pile generously provided by his fourth formers and now addressed to Sean.

Very sneakily, Bernard shoves them under the pile of mail in the basket before fleeing the crime scene.

on 2017-08-25 05:52 pm (UTC)
noalinnea: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] noalinnea
I would write a bunch of postcards myself if I could decide whose side I'm on... ;) With Viggo not getting any help from Bernard maybe on his side? Hmm...

on 2017-08-26 08:24 am (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] openidwouldwork
Plus, I'd love to hear moar of that infamous staff trip where they went canoeing on the Ouse and Sean plus paddle resulted in Orlando plus Ouse...
Edited on 2017-08-26 08:25 am (UTC)

on 2017-09-08 12:25 am (UTC)
openidwouldwork: (HappyPig)
Posted by [personal profile] openidwouldwork
btw, going to Crete next week, anyone want a postcard?

on 2017-08-26 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] gattodoro
Bernard is indeed very sneaky - I do think this is an admirable quality.

I see that 'The Couch' is now capitalised; this is to be applaubed as it is clearly an important player, if not the MOST important, in the life of JC.


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