Tact Isle

If you cant beat them join them in the land of Nod.

If you cant beat them join them in the land of Nod.

The trouble was Vernon had no desire for a power nap.

The trouble was Vernon had no desire for a power nap.

Section 90 is caught napping

On returning to Edinburgh they ate wearily and Nsansa reminded Vernon that they had walked and now she was ready to drop. They ate a rustic pub lunch and headed back to their accommodation.

“Ensha mukwai. Ndinobulanda e Ninaka.  Ndefwaya powertulo. Waumfwa?”

“We panono, yes a little, you said ‘drive’, ‘you’re tired’, bweno, but what was it you said you needed?”

“Power nap?”

“What’s that? Do I have to connect you up to the electric blanket somehow and plug you in?”

With a wan smile and some puzzlement Nsansa asked “What’s an electric blanket?”

“Touché.”

“Touché? Nshumfwile. I don’t understand. Ensha mukwai Drive please .” With that Nsansa adjusted her seat into the reclining position and severed all contact with the outside world.

Vernon sighed. It occurred to him, not for the first time, that the least romantic thing in the free world was a romantic weekend.

 

When they got to their room Nsansa clambered into bed and Vernon wondered what to do with himself in the darkened room. A moment later he noted that lying on top of Nsansa’s sleeping form in the bed was the room’s ‘Do not disturb sign’.

“Chuh” grumbled Vernon as he lay down on top of the duvet, ‘bet there’s no word for ‘tact’ in Bemba. Worn out from the driving, the walking, the second guessing and the mess he’d left behind at home, Vernon also plugged into a power nap of his own.

Check out The Novel page

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s