Have Your Cake and Eat It

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00 pm

"I hate to say I told you so, but... I told you so."
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:24 pm

"The Mucky Duck had caught the tail end of a bombing raid," Ginger went on. "They've no beer and no bar, either, come to that. Biggles went to the Red Lion to see if they had enough beer for the end of exercise booze up."
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:54 pm

Taffy lay back on his pillows, contemplating Ginger's words. Before he could reply, the door opened and Biggles walked in.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:12 pm

"Ginger. Out."

Ginger went.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
"OK baby - sorry - I mean, righto."
"That's better."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 pm

"Umm...sir..." Taffy muttered incoherently, automatically trying to sit to attention against his pillows.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Biggles stood and surveyed him for what seemed to Taffy to be absolutely ages, but was, in fact, less than thirty seconds.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by StoneRoad » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:33 pm

"You have an explanation, Mr Hughes ?" Biggles said in that very calm voice, that meant he was actually very annoyed.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:43 pm

Taffy thought he had, but when he started to make it he realised it was as weak as it sounded. His voice trailed off.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:09 pm

"I am waiting, Mr Hughes," Biggles' voice, if anything, was even quieter. Before Taffy could even think of an answer, Algy silently entered and murmured something into Biggles' ear. Biggles' face became even grimmer.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:29 pm

Taffy noted the change in his CO's expression and his heart sank. What now??
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:11 pm

"Place a guard on this room, Mr Lacey," Biggles said in his most formal tones. His eyes were icy as he surveyed the hapless Taffy. "I will see Mr Hughes in my office as soon as the MO releases him."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:57 pm

Biggles left and Taffy eyed the Corporal put to guard over him. This seemed a little excessive.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:16 pm

Taffy reflected sadly on his long and varied list of adventures since joining 666. What could he possibly have done to cause this reaction?
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:37 pm

He was to find out quite soon. Doc Lorton made his views known on pilots who gave him extra work to do by imbibing too much, when he had his work cut out looking after those who were in sick bay through battle wounds. He gave Taffy some aspirin and sent him to his doom.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Taffy marched dolefully into Biggles' office, halted, saluted and removed his cap. He was a little startled to see Algy, Bertie and Angus all present, as well as a rather insignificant looking civilian.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 pm

Taffy hoped that Biggles could find no fault with his uniform. His arm was still in plaster and his nose still very swollen, but he had sent a medical orderly for his batman to help dress him.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:09 pm

"Mr Hughes," began Biggles coolly, "We would like to hear your explanation of today's events. I'm particularly interested to know why you not only chose to disobey a direct order, but in particular, why you chose to go to the Red Lion."

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:11 pm

Taffy said the first thing that came into his head. "It's got the best beer, sir. The Mucky Duck's brew tastes like it was dredged from a pond. A duck pond, sir."
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 pm

Taffy thought he heard a snort from Angus but decided he couldn't have. Angus was looking far too dour to be finding anything remotely amusing in the situation.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 pm

"I suggest you save your flippancy for another time, Mr Hughes," Biggles told him, coldly. "And you have still yet to tell me why you disobeyed a direct order.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:28 pm

"It - er - it seemed like a good idea at the time, sir," said Taffy with great unoriginality. He knew he was digging himself deeper into his current hole, but he seemed to have no control over his tongue.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 pm

"Did you tell anyone what you were going to do?" Biggles thought he knew the answer, but he wanted to hear it from Taffy.
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Taffy thought furiously. His brain was still somewhat the worse for wear, but was fairly certain he'd only discussed his plans with Ginger. He'd forgotten about the helpful urchin gang.

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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by Fairblue » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:56 pm

"Ginger knew, sir, I mean, that is, Flying Officer Hebblethwaite, sir."
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Re: Have Your Cake and Eat It

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:45 am

Biggles strode to the door. "Ask Mr Hebblethwaite to come to my office immediately," he ordered Toddy.

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