“She’s my grand daughter.’
“Never in the bloody world; she is going to be a bonny lass when she grows up; I can tell you that.’
“Her voice is incredible; she sounds a lot older than her years.’
“Anyway, I will see you at our club at six o’clock next week; don’t turn up late or you won’t get paid.’
“Don’t worry; for seventy quid we will climb a bloody mountain to get there.’
Brian returned to his wife and they left for home.’
“Did you book them?’
“Yes, they will be at our club next Saturday night.’
“See you are speaking with authority in your voice, people respond to that.’
“Do you fancy some fish and chips love, I’ve just spotted a fish and chip shop across the road.’
“Alright then but make sure that they put plenty salt and vinegar on them.’
Brian crossed the road as Alice sat in the car and entered the fish and chip shop. The Woman behind the counter asked what he’d like “could I have cod and chips and haddock and chips please; could you put plenty salt and vinegar on them please.’
“Certainly, have you come far asked the young woman. “North Shields said Brian.’
“A long way to come for fish and chips she laughed.’ Especially since you live in a fishing town,’
“We have been to the club here scouting for acts for our club.’
“So are you some kind of talent spotter?’
“No, not really I’m just a concert chairman but my Grand daughter is Dawn Gales.’
“Aye really, my dad is bloody Santa Clause as well she laughed.’
Brian took out a photo of Dawn then showed her.’
“Look on the back of the photo.’
“It read for you Granddad love from Dawn X.
“Wow! Sorry, I thought you were kidding; she’s a multi millionaire isn’t she?’
“She’ not short of a bob or two yes,
“Can I have your autograph; I want to show my friends I spoke with Dawn Gale’s granddad.’
She came out with an instamatic camera and stood beside Brian and put her arm around him and the camera clicked. The flash went off and then the photo came out. She wafted it in the air until the image came through then asked Brian to sign it in indelible ink.
“Thank you she said as she shook Brian’ hand. The photo showed Brian and the young woman together and Brian holding up a photo of Dawn. It was placed on a board with some blue tack.
Brian came out the shop then walked towards the car and Alice asked what was all that about.’
“I told her I was Dawn’s Granddad next minute out comes this camera.’
“What did I tell you; Dawn warned us of publicity.’
“Now if she goes to the press with that photo we will have them following us everywhere. You didn’t tell her where you are from did you.
“You idiot Brian; if Dawn is compromised over this I will never forgive you.’
I didn’t think love I’m sorry.’
“The woman in the shop was showing other customers the photo and pointing in his direction.