Charlie looks at Pedro, who’s looking at the couple dancing. She looks around the room and outside the window. She hears the roar of a motorcycle in the distance.
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Charlie looks down and see Pat ordering the beers at the bar. A young man joins him and says something in his ear. Pat nods and points towards Pedro and Charlie. The young man looks up, then back at Pat. He says a few more words before leaving. Pat looks up at Charlie and winks.
Charlie looks down towards the bar. A couple is dancing. She smiles. Pedro looks down, then at her. She looks up to see him looking at here.
Pat: Good choice, lad! How about you, darling?
Charlie: A Guinness sounds just about right. I’m starving.
Pedro (smiling): Well, it is known as a meal in a can.
Pat: And is healthy too. Good choice! Let me get these for you.
Pat toddles down to the bar.
Pat: Pull up a stool… Would you like a drink?
Pedro: Yes, actually that would be nice. Charlie?
Charlie: Thank you, I will.
Pat: What’ll you have?
Pedro (smiling): Well, let me think… If you’re in Ireland…
Pat (looking at Charlie, eyes twinkling): Yes, my darling… You don’t mind me calling you “darling”, do you?
Charlie (smiling at the impish little man): No, I don’t. What do mean by “more than that”?
Pedro: Of course. It’s the tree of life.
Pat: Yes, it is. But a lot more too.
Charlie: A lot more?
The little man’s face lights up.
Pat: Ooooh!… I haven’t seen that one for a awhile…
Pedro: You know what this is?
Pat (chuckling): Of course I do! Do you?
Pedro: Well, we’re on the hunt for an elusive pendant. And I can’t think of anyone else better at this type of hunt.
Pat: Really? I’m flattered. What is this elusive pendant?
Charlie flips opens her phone and shows it to Pat.