I – I might as well tell you. While you were out yesterday, I had a look upstairs…
I know you never want anyone to go up there but – well, it's such a waste, isn't it? It's vast. There's those three bedrooms and that huge sitting room and a lovely big bathroom. And the kitchen's huge. It's a lovely room. It could be.
It's such a waste. Don't you think so, really?
I mean, I know it would need masses doing to it, but … we could really make it wonderful. Between us. It needn't cost a lot. It's all there. Basically.
Are you very angry with me? Why can't you go up there? Is it – because of them? Your parents? Well, your mother and – but, Rick, darling, they've gone, haven't they? They're not there now. Are they part of the dreams you have? You do know you dream, don't you? Shout out in the night. You're always doing it. I thought the house was on fire the first night you…
Actually, I must tell you – I had this awful fear that you'd … that they were – your parents were up there murdered or something. In a cupboard. You'd done them to death. There was this awful smell. But that just turned out to be the food. There was still this meal laid out – well, the remains of it – on the kitchen table. Was that the meal she left for you the day they…?
Must have been.
Yes, I did, I read the note, as well.
I told you I'm a terribly nosy person. I didn't realise. Is that your real name?
It's a lovely name.
Listen. Will you do something for me? For me?
Come upstairs with me. Now.
There's nothing there to be frightened of.