OK, I’ve spoken to Clara and Walt…..and I think they are both lying to me – so it’s put up or shut up time at the Palace.
[both staff troop in looking worried]
OK, you two. I know you have both lied to me. Clara – you lied about being pregnant and Walt – you lied about knowing.
So how about a little truth here? Let’s start with you, Clara…..
Yes mum. Well, when I found out I was pregnant I was scared I would lose my job. You wouldn’t want a bulgy maid. But I had to tell someone, so I told Walt – and made him promise to keep my secret.
Why did you make cyberkitten think he was the father?
I was worried I would not be able to raise a baby – and he seemed a nice man.
So, now it’s time to be honest……. Who IS the father??
Alright. Do you know... the muffin man?
The muffin man?
The muffin man.
Yes, I know the muffin man. Who lives on Drury Lane?
It’s the muffin man...
The muffin man?!
THE MUFFIN MAN!
But – he’s married…….
Yes mum. I know. I was stupid, but he told me his wife didn’t love him any more…..
Well, now that’s out in the open – Walt, why did you lie to me about knowing?
Ma’am, the poor girl was distraught, she needed a trusted confidante. Once the shock had worn off I intended to come and speak to you.
About the pregnancy?
No – about my plans to marry Clara.
so - now the truth is out and everyone knows where they stand, I have to think what to do next.......... What do you think I should do?