So we just casually cross the road and stroll in this pub. Okay about that? Oh, by the way, this pub's landlord is...
No I won't say anything - you'll twig it when we get in.
Don't worry- well, don't worry too much. I means it's been at least a couple of weeks since one of his last customers was taken to hospital.
I can't remember whether that one was due to food poisoning or being beaten up. It could be both I suppose.
Anyway, we're nearly here. I've updated my will and so everything's good.
Let's go in.
By the way, before I open the door, the landlord's name is Archimedes Gazebolskiergul
Just call him Arch.
Anyway let's go in. There he is behind the bar on the right. He's smiling - that's a good sign.
I'll go over there and talk to him. You just have a look around. Have a look at the framed pictures on the on the wall behind you. You might notice some unusual omissions.
OK, sorry that chat with Arch took so long. He is in a pretty good mood and he'll do us some food.
I should say he's one of the very few people around here who can actually see someone who's not real. So you'll be okay. He won't take exception to you - or to me as well that is. He even lets the Reflections newspaper be sold in here.
Let's sit at the table over there the one just below that picture of those actors Peter Cook and Spike Milligan. You're asking why are we sitting there?
You notice how there's no photos of Rob Anders?
Yeah, he was on so many TV shows. He was very popular but many people didn't want to see him.
To their minds he wasn't real.
But don't worry
I see you as real as anyone else around here.
There may come a time when you cease to be here. I know you don't want me to say that but I need you to be here to try and find those missing people...
if we can.
Together we can figure out things and uncover what happened to them.