The King gathered us all together and asked,
"Are you ready to serve your King, to follow him, even if it means your death?"
And we all cried,
"YES! We are ready!"
And the King said,
"Then let us gather together here on the morrow and we will set forth. TOGETHER!!!!"
And everyone cheered.
Except for me.
I told him that, unfortunately, I would be away until Friday 19th June, but that if he needed any help, he could contact Lindsay, Lou or Rosie.
It's fair to say that he wasn't best pleased.