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Who paid for the coffee this time? Did Luna manage to get Henry talk about his nightmares? And where did they go next after their stroll through the town?

“So, where do you want to go first?” Henry asked Luna as they walked out. “I don’t know. Actually, is there a good coffee shop around here? I could do with something warm.” „I think there should be one not too far from here.” They were walking down the main street for about five minutes and came across a café. It was a small café that was very comfy. Luna had a cappuccino and Henry had a black tea. They were chatting for some time. Luna was subtly trying to see if Henry needed someone to talk to about his nightmares. But Henry always deftly changed the topic. “Will you excuse me? I must go to the bathroom and then I’ll get the bill,” Luna smiled. “Okay, I’ll wait here.” As Luna left, Henry waved at a waitress and paid. Still sitting contentedly, he continued looking out of the glass window at the street. It was still drizzling, but somehow he didn’t mind. He was having a good time right now. When Luna came back to the table, she seemed a little indignant. “I have just spoken with  the waitress. I wanted to pay but I was told that a young gentleman had already paid. Do you know anything about that?” “Yeah, I paid.” “But Henry, I could have paid. I still have some money.” “You probably have. But I still want to hear you play the accordion.” “Then I’ll get a job.” “I was talking to Ted the other day and he said he could have used some help in the shop. We can stop by.” “Okay.”

They finished their coffee and went shopping. First to the bakery, then to the grocery, the greengrocer, and the butcher. It was about half past one when Luna’s stomach growled.  „Are you hungry?” Henry asked. “A little, but it doesn’t matter. I’ll have a granola bar,” Luna said and started looking for it in her shopping bag. “Not bloody likely! There’s a great pub not far from here. Come on.”

They sat down inside the pub and ordered food and drink. Luna had fish and chips and a coke and Henry had shepherd’s pie and a sparkling water. Since it was past lunch time, the pub was almost empty.  After they had finished lunch, they got back into the discussion of who was going to pay. „Well, you paid the last time. So let me pay.“ „No, I invited you here so I’ll pay.“ Henry just smiled and pulled out his wallet. „Then don’t.“ „Then everyone is gonna pay for themselves.“ „I don’t even want to hear about it. I’m paying this time,“ Luna insisted. Still just as stubborn as always. Henry thought to himself as Luna paid and he helped her get dressed. They headed over to Ted’s pawn shop.

to be continued…

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