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Day Zero: Peadar

It was a dark Sunday morning at half four, Peadar’s alarm clock went off as Dieter and Olivia are coming to pick him up at six with Olivia driving the camper van that he paid for in full. Peadar went into his four-year-old sister Lucrecia also known as Lulu’s room to tuck her in bed as Peadar planned for his best friends Kaiden and Clodagh’s to help his dad to take care of Lulu since his dad is suffering from PTSD after his mom had been murdered in cold blood by her cousin who was sentenced to life in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin last month.

He left a voice recorder with a note to say press play in Lulu’s room so that if she starts to have nightmares. Once the play button has been pressed, Lulu can listen to their mom singing Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis, which had helped Lulu to sleep when she was a baby.

Peadar makes himself a Nutella sandwich to eat quickly as he rushed upstairs so that he could have a shower in the soundproofed bathroom that won’t wake Lulu up.

Peadar looked the time on his phone, and it was quarter to five. He started his shower routine as he washed his hair with Moroccan Oil Curl Enhancing Shampoo which works on his hair and Lulu’s perfectly well twice, and then he had rinsed out the shampoo carefully and thoroughly both times, he drains out the water out of his hair and puts his wet hair in twists and puts on the shower cap as he proceeds to finish the rest of his shower routine quarter an hour later, excluding putting his hair in twists like his mother taught him which had taken him another twenty minutes, as he has medium length curly/coil like hair, luckily he knows his hair type and Lulu’s hair type, his hair type 4A whereas Lulu’s hair type is 3C.

Peadar had put on a t-shirt and underwear as he walks over to his bedroom to finish off doing his proper hair routine as he does touch ups every two-three weeks as Clodagh advised him, which makes his curls pop even more as he likes it. Peadar had looked at the time on his phone, and it’s twenty to six, Olivia and Dieter will be coming less than twenty minutes.

Peadar had put on a Queen t-shirt which is his favourite t-shirt as he loves the band Queen, who doesn’t, he put on the yellow chequered shirt over the t-shirt and left the shirt unopened, blue ripped skinny jeans, a random coloured pair of ankle socks and his signature black and white converses.

As the sky brightens up, Peadar recognises that camper van, meaning that Olivia and Dieter have arrived now. Peadar brings his suitcase and bags downstairs with him as he hears the camper van arriving. He has to wake Nala up, even though she won’t be happy with him. Peadar goes into the living room to get his cat Nala, and he has to search for her, and he finds Nala asleep by the telly and is instantly woken up by Peadar’s footsteps.

“Hello Nala, are you ready for adventure?” Peadar asked a newly awake Nala, who wasn’t impressed with him.

“I know, I’m sorry for disturbing your beauty sleep.” Peadar apologised to Nala as he picked her up in his arms gently, still wasn’t impressed with Peadar.

Peadar went into the kitchen to quickly feed Nala some leftover chicken from yesterday’s dinner, and she got a bit happier with him as he gave Nala her favourite food.

Peadar carries a fed Nala outside the kitchen as he unlocked the front door to his house, luckily Dieter and Olivia arrived in time.

Dieter opens up the door of the camper van and Peadar hands him Nala.

“Take Nala, put on the air conditioning and keep the door closed unless you want her to be hit by a car.” Peadar said to Dieter as he gave Dieter instruction on what to do with Nala while she’s in the van with Dieter and Olivia.

“I know what to do Peadar, go get your suitcase, bags and don’t forget your passport as we might have to travel in the North to get to our destination or whatever.” Dieter told Peadar that he knows what to do with Nala and orders him to get his suitcase, bags, and his passport in case they do travel to the North.

“Why would we be travelling to the North, Dieter?” Peadar asked Dieter with a confused expression on his face.

“Well we need to discuss where we’re going with Florence who’s somehow your rival and also in case that we actually do travel up the North. Did you consult everything with her Peadar? Did you tell her about me, Olivia coming with you and the series being on YouTube Premium?” Dieter pointed out that need to discuss where to go, and he proceeded to ask Peadar if he consulted everything with her, which include about Dieter and Olivia coming with him and the vlog series being on YouTube Premium.

Oh shit, Peadar didn’t consult anything with Florence, especially about Dieter and Olivia coming with him, looks like he’s going to lie to Dieter, which will get him into trouble with Angry Dieter.

“I consulted everything with Florence ages ago.” Peadar lied to Dieter and felt guilty about lying to Dieter, but kept it cool.

“OK, that’s perfect Peadar and you better not being lying to me or else you will be in trouble with me, and I won’t let you off the hook like your other producers did.” Dieter warned Peadar the consequence of lying to Dieter, and Peadar won’t be let off the hook either.

“Alright Dieter, I’ll go get my stuff outside my house, I’ll be out of the house in about ten minutes.” Peadar said to Dieter as he went out of the camper van. And Dieter closed the door so that Nala will stay in the camper van.

Peadar went into his house and he got his suitcase which was neatly packed and two more bags, one bag for his technology and another bag for his hair products to prevent his hair going crunchy and hard.

Ten minutes later Peadar came out with everything, and he put it all in the camper van, then he went back out to lock the front door of the house and quickly went in the camper van.

“Is that everything, Peadar, once you say yes, I’ll get Olivia to drive away down to Youghal to collect Florence.” Dieter asked Peadar if he had everything, nodded his head, and Dieter signalled Olivia to start the camper van and get going.

Olivia started the camper van and drove out of Peadar’s home estate.

“I’m going to sleep, Dieter, as this will be a long journey to Florence’s house.” Peadar said to Dieter as he yawned.

“OK Peadar, I’ll wake you up when we arrive in Youghal, alright?” Dieter said to Peadar about waking him up when they arrive in Youghal.

Peadar went into a deep sleep with Nala on his lap, and Dieter went down to Olivia and sat on the passenger seat and gently kissed the palm of her hand.

“Thank you for driving the camper van, my Indian Princess.” Dieter thanked his wife for driving the camper van, who’s three quarters Indian.

“No problem, bawcock, I’m glad we get to do something like this before the baby comes.” Olivia said to her husband as she drives the camper van.

“Me too, Olivia, me too.” Dieter agreed with Olivia

Dieter and Olivia have been together since they were in secondary school, when Dieter was in third year and when Olivia was in second year. Dieter and Olivia have been married for eight years, with a baby coming in late January/early February 2020.

The journey was three and half hours long it’s now half nine and Dieter wakes up Peadar.

“Peadar, wake up we’re in Youghal now, we’re almost at Florence’s house

Peadar sees the girl opening the front door of her house, Peadar see his vlog rival right there, in front of him.

She had a honey skin tone but paler, she has long towel dried dirty blonde hair that goes as far as her elbows with a long fringe that goes as far as her jaw, which is so delicate and round, she also has those baby blue eyes that represents innocence and sweetness and... she’s taller than him, which surprised Peadar a bit, but he’s perfectly fine with a girl being taller than him, he is the shortest out of his friend group with Clodagh being the tallest and then her fiancé Kaiden after her by an inch and a half. He’s used to tall girls in his life.

“Look, I’ll go and change my shoes if you’re uncomfortable with a girl being taller than you.” Florence said to her rival. He shook his head.

The outfit looked spectacular on her. Peadar loved how co-ordinated her outfit was, those sandals really made the outfit shine. Why should Florence change the stunning shoes because she’s taller than him by at least three inches, if not four inches? Peadar’s only 5′8, he knows that he will be fine with Florence shoes that are a few inches higher

“It’s OK... they look good on you. To be honest with you... I don’t care how tall you are and high your shoes are... if you are comfortable with extra two inches added to your height, then I’m happy with that... Oh, I forget to introduce myself, it’s a typical me thing to do. I’m Peadar O’Flanagan, you must be Florence O’Leary?” Peadar objects with Florence changing her shoes as Peadar gives a nervous looking Florence a compliment which made her smile a bit, he noticed the big dimple on her left cheek and the faint dimple on her right cheek and told Florence that he’s fine with her wearing shoes with extra height and of course he introduced himself smoothly.

“Yeah, I am Florence, are you certain that you don’t mind me wearing the sandals? I have dated shorter guys before, and they were insecure about being shorter than me, then I had to wear flats just to appease them. It was a pleasure to meet you, Peadar.” Florence confirmed to Peadar her identity to him as she asked him if was sure that he was comfortable with the extra inches, nervously as she starts to play with her wet hair. Peadar nodded his head subtly. Florence offered a handshake to Peadar, he accepted, and they shook hands firmly as he noticed two burn scars on her thumb, from what he could see in Florence, she’s kind-hearted and definitely clumsy as fuck.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you two, are you ready to go? My cat is waiting for us, I must warn you, she takes a while to warm up to people.” Peadar said to Florence as they shake hands for a while longer until they let go of their hands slowly, Peadar also warned Florence about his cat Nala.

“Wait give me a tic, your cat must be hungry Peadar, I have some chicken for her to eat, I’ll bring a bowl for her too.” Florence said to a surprised Peadar, how did she know that his cat was hungry.

Peadar had seen Florence go back inside to get food for Nala as he knows that she’s starving and is cranky with him for not giving her food, but luckily, she was asleep for most of the journey. Peadar sees Florence with a bowl with chicken in the bowl. Peadar had been impressed, as Florence is giving Nala her one of her favourite foods, chicken.

“Well aren’t you the sweet one, Florence... I never met anyone... who thought of my cat... as a priority before, well, I, personally, thank you for prioritising Nala.” Peadar was shocked to be exact that someone had thought about his cat. He genuinely meant what he meant about Florence being so sweet.

“Well, we better get going... I have a cat named Nala, a beautiful name for a cat by the way to bond with, after all we are stuck with each other, for a month or so.” Florence rambled to Peadar as she puts the chicken chunks into the bowl for Nala to eat. Wow, a cat has dethroned thee Peadar O’Flanagan.

“Don’t you have a suitcase and bags to bring with you? Unless you want to wear this outfit for the entire trip.” Peadar quizzed Florence as he joked about her wearing the same outfit for the entire trip, Florence had forgotten all about her suitcase and bags.

“Oh fuck, look I’ll give Nala food first, I get everything else after she’s fed. Don’t worry, I can get them myself.” Florence assisted that Nala should be fed first, then she said that she’ll get her bags without his help, she doesn’t need help from a man, she’s a proud independent woman.

Here comes the surprise for poor Florence who has to hear about Dieter, seriously Peadar what were you thinking of not consulting her.

“Are you confident, Florence? Dieter had told me to help you with anything.” Peadar pondered with a confuzzled Florence as Peadar mentioned Deter Krause who was a big time TV Producer from Virgin Media Two, but he left two years ago for unknown reasons.

Uh oh, looks like Peadar has landed himself in boiling hot water once he mentioned Dieter to Florence.

“Wait... Are we... doing... a television SHOW!?” An angry Florence interrogated a newly scared Peadar, as the fucking eejit only discovered just from the anger of her voice that Florence fucking despises the telly.

Peadar must try to get back into Florence’s good books with what they are actually doing for the vlog series, hopefully Peadar doesn’t fuck it up.

“No, of course not, it’s an online series on YouTube Premium.” Peadar defended himself as he tells Florence which pisses her off even more, oh dear Peadar, he better be prepared for his funeral.

Who knew a sweet-looking girl could be a time bomb from the moment Peadar mentioned YouTube Premium, she’s clearly going to object to her subscribers being piggy banks.

“Absolutely not, I’m NOT having my subscribers and followers PAY to see us travelling wherever WE go, it’s either we do it for free or get someone ELSE!!” Florence shouted at Peadar angrily, now he’s pissed off as well, that’s his fault for not consulting Florence about the series.

Poor Dieter he will be stuck in the middle and the brunt of the argument, and he will be pissed with Peadar as well, after all he lied to Dieter and Florence.

Yep, Peadar fucked up, the plan of trying to be in her good books has fucking backfired on Peadar, and now he’s pissed off.

“Why do you even want them to SEE something great for FREE?! Don’t you want the MONEY?!” Peadar shouted the questions at Florence. Florence doesn’t care about the money, she obviously has different beliefs about the series to Peadar. Florence goes up to Peadar’s face and looks down at his eye level, those baby blues went an icy blue colour from being outraged with him.

“You might care about the STUPID money, I don’t care about the BLOODY money. My subscribers aren’t my FUCKING piggy banks. I don’t FUCKING do luxury travel guides.” Florence glowered at Peadar as she defends her subscribers, as she knows that they can’t afford to go on luxury trips.

Dieter walks out of the luxurious camper van, which isn’t Florence’s taste. She’s right that Peadar did care about the money that the series could make, but Florence is adamant about the series being free. He clearly didn’t do his research on Florence either, fucking eejit.

Here comes poor Dieter, who has to prevent the argument from escalating to a fight that Peadar will lose. Dieter will be giving Peadar a talking to after he lied to Dieter. Nobody likes an angry Dieter, especially his poor wife Olivia, who is driving the van.

“Alright Peadar, Florence how about we stop arguing, we have a lot to clear up, go get everything out of your house Florence, I’ll talk to Peadar OK?” Dieter tries to dissolve the big argument between Florence and Peadar, which is somewhat working, as Peadar follows Dieter in a huff into the van.

As Dieter closes the door of the camper van, he loses it on Peadar

“Peadar O’Flanagan, you are in SO much trouble!!” Dieter roared at Peadar, as he realised, he fucked up big, not little time, MASSIVE time.

“I fucked up Dieter, I’m sorry, I thought getting Florence to go on that trip would be easy, but I was wrong.” Peadar acknowledged that he fucked up, that wasn’t good enough for Dieter.

“You did more than fucked UP, not only you lied to me, but you also lied to that girl whose known as Cork’s sweetheart, you should fucking know better to avoid not consulting Florence. She had a right to know about your PLAN!!” Dieter pointed out to Peadar that did more than fucked up, and boy was he livid at Peadar.

“You’re right I lied to you and Florence who didn’t deserve to be thrown in the deep end like she had been today, by my stupidity.” Peadar said to Dieter that he’s right about what Peadar did to Florence and Dieter.

“You may have been famous for almost nine years, you clearly had let the fucking FAME from being a vlogger go over that fucking THICK skull of yours. How would you feel if Florence pulled the same stunt that you pulled on the both of us today?” Dieter pointed out that Peadar had let his internet fame go over the thick, idiotic skull of his. Dieter even asked him how would he feel if Florence pulled that exact stunt that backfired on Peadar.

“I would be pissed. I admit it Dieter, I have let the fame go over my head, it’s not your fault or Florence’s fault. It’s my fault.” Peadar said to Dieter angrily.

“Damn right that it’s YOUR fucking fault, you could have not only ruined your career, but you could also have ruined my career, Olivia’s career and most of all that innocent girl’s career all because you want FUCKING fame and glory which Florence doesn’t want.” Dieter shouted at Peadar as he pointed out that the stunt could have ruined everyone’s career.

“Boys, what’s going on?” Olivia walked over to Dieter and Peadar arguing.

“This dipshit here LIED to me AND Florence about consulting her with everything.” Dieter shouted. Olivia walked over and gave him a hard clap over the head.

“Ow, what the fuck was that FOR, Olivia?!” Peadar groaned in pain as he rubs the back of his head.

“For lying to my husband, you bastard, and lying to Florence, I’m glad she had the guts from what I could figure that she said no to YouTube Premium and wouldn’t blame her. I would have done the same.” Olivia reasoned why she gave Peadar a clap over the head. Don’t mess with two and a half months pregnant, Olivia.

“But I still want to do YouTube Premium, my subscribers use YouTube Premium to watch me.” Peadar insists on doing the vlog series on YouTube Premium, but neither Olivia nor Dieter were having it.

“Peadar this isn’t the Peadar Guide Show, you brought Florence INTO this. Her opinion is just AS important as yours because she is hosting the vlog series with you dipshit.” Olivia and Dieter told Peadar off.

“Look Dieter, I have to go, you young man I can’t stand the sight of you Peadar. You GREEDY prick.” Olivia said to Dieter as she expressed her disgust of Peadar to his face as she walked off fuming.

“Why doesn’t Florence want YouTube Premium?!” Peadar asked Dieter, and he rolled his eyes at Dieter.

“Florence cares about her subscribers and followers, which you FUCKING don’t you eejit. Letting fame go over your head could be the downfall of your career Peadar not Florence refusing to do the vlog series, don’t blame Florence if your career crumbles. You will have NO ONE to blame but yourself.” Dieter told Peadar off some more.

Dieter’s right, Peadar can only blame himself it his career on YouTube crumbles from the way he’s acting immediately.

Florence opened the camper van door to hear Dieter and Peadar shouting, Peadar is pissed off once she went into the camper van.

“You took a fucking long time in your house, Florence.” Peadar quipped to Florence with her face turning red with fury to which he also noticed her bloodshot eyes, yep, he should have kept his fucking mouth shut, the fucking bollix.

“Peadar, I think it’s best if you go away from Florence and stay quiet, in case you haven’t noticed the poor girl has been crying as you made her upset.” Dieter advised Peadar to be quiet. Peadar was about to go until he heard Florence speak up, angrily

“No I think Peadar the wanker should stay here’s as I will explain why HE made me cry, I’m a passionate person who cares about her subscribers and followers who can’t afford these trips that I can go on. I didn’t make my travel vlogs because I wanted THE money, I did it for a personal cause.” Florence said to the boys coldly she walked away from the men as their jaws dropped once, she told Peadar and Dieter the truth without mentioning Thiago. Now Peadar feels guilty. Peadar should feel guilty for making Florence cry and not consulting her about the vlog series plan.

“Go tend to Nala Peadar, I’ll go and talk to Florence, OK? You went too far this time, you should have consulted her about this. Take this as a lesson in the future, I know you have done collabs with other YouTubers who’s from the same class as you. Florence isn’t you Peadar, she actually cares about people, not money.” Dieter asked Peadar to tend to Nala.

“OK Dieter.” Peadar said to Dieter as if nothing happened, Peadar went over to Nala and rubbing her as he reflects on his poor behaviour.

“I fucked up, Nala, I fucked up big time. I clearly had let fame go over my fucking thick skull. I didn’t see it until today.” Peadar said to Nala as she purrs happily.

“Isn’t it great for you to be having the cat life? You don’t have to worry about pissing everyone off and fucking everything up which I have done today, I pissed everyone off and fucked everything up all because I want the fame and glory for myself.” Peadar kept talking to Nala as he rubs her some more.

“I know I didn’t thank Florence properly for giving you your favourite food chicken, I owe her a big apology first and a thank you later. I realised that Florence is justified about her subscribers, and I fucking treated Florence and Dieter like shit.” Peadar kept talking to Nala. And Olivia walks over to a remorseful Peadar, to which he was surprised about.

“You should be sorry Peadar, you treated everyone like shit today, especially Dieter and Florence, you lied to both of them, Dieter was going along with your plan with YouTube Premium until you lied to him.” Olivia said to Peadar that he should be sorry for how he treated Dieter and Florence.

“I know Olivia, this all my fault, if I hadn’t let my ego get in the way of my fame none of this would have happened.” Peadar acknowledges to Olivia that this debacle is his fault, as he rubs a happy out Nala.

“And all it took to finally deflate that horrific ego of yours was a girl from east Cork, Peadar hun you are letting that egocentric persona ruin your life and your relationships with your collaborators and subscribers which is a shame, you are a talented intelligent man.” Olivia told Peadar the truth about his egocentric persona.

“Is it too late to apologise to Dieter and Florence?” Peadar asked Olivia honestly, and he’s scared now, as he knows what he did was wrong.

“You can apologise to Dieter easily, but he’s the kind of person who has a three strike rule if you fuck up the third time, you’re out, and luckily this is your first strike and I hope it stays that way.” Olivia said to Peadar that Dieter is easily, but he has the three strike system, and he’s lucky that he’s on the first strike and he better keep it that way or else he’s done for.

“And what about Florence, how should I apologise to her?” Peadar asked Olivia about how to apologise to her.

“Well you apologise for everything, admit your wrongdoings and don’t go on the defensive mode after you’re the one who lied to her, not the other way around. Let the vlog series be for free and let her choose where to go. If you say you want to go and do the Ancient East is because what it’s what you know, I know that she would pissed with you as she would feel like her opinion doesn’t matter and someone’s opinion does matter Peadar. A different opinion broadens someone else’s perspective in anything in general.” Olivia advised Peadar how to apologise to Florence.

“I really should start apologising now, I’m sorry that I put you under unnecessary stress that you didn’t need to be in all because of my ego, and I can’t make any excuses as this is all my doing. I have no one to blame but myself, like Dieter said to me. I’m glad that Florence called me out on my ego like she did today.” Peadar started off his series apologies with Olivia who he put under so much stress and Olivia could tell that he meant it as his old apologies would end I would never do it again.

“I appreciate the genuine apology you gave me, but you really need to apologise to Dieter and Florence first, especially Florence, she was the most affected by your lies.” Olivia accepted Peadar’s apology and advised him to apologise to his victims of his lies, especially Florence, as she was the most affected by his lies.

“Thank you for putting up with me, Olivia, I mean it.” Peadar thanked Olivia for putting up with him.

Olivia literally pushes Peadar toward the back of the camper van. For a woman whose height is 5′3 she’s a strong woman.

“Go Peadar I know Dieter and Florence are talking to each other and Florence is calmer now, it’s the perfect opportunity go go.” Olivia said to Peadar as she pushes him out of towards the back of the camper van, and she leaves Peadar to go back to the driver’s seat.

Peadar starts to listen to Florence and Dieter having their conversation about himself being a bollix, yes Peadar, you better listen and listen well.

“Thank you for having me, Dieter, I’ll try my best to put up with Peadar for the vlog series.” Florence said to Deter.

Peadar opens the door quietly as he gave him a silent pep talk to prepare himself for apologising to Florence.

“Are you ready to face Peadar with me, he currently with his cat Nala at the moment.” Dieter asks if she’s ready to face Peadar, she nodded her head, as they were about to leave, Peadar comes over to them. Florence was surprised to see him right there.

“Hey, can I sit here with you guys?” Peadar asks Florence if he can sit next to her and Deter, Florence gets off the ledge of the camper van and moves over to the bed where the three of them can sit down and discuss the dispute from this morning. But Dieter starts to leave.

“I think the two of you need to talk this out together, I’ll come back when everything is good between the both of you.” Dieter said to Peadar and Florence as he walked out of the bedroom in the camper van.

Welp this going to be awkward between Peadar and Florence after what happened this morning but luckily, she’s calmed down

“I guess it’s you and me, huh?” Florence said to Peadar, who starts to chuckle with her.

“I guess it is. I owe you a big apology for not consulting you about Dieter or anything else in general. I admit I am a cocky wanker who doesn’t like being told no or don’t like not getting my way. I clearly misjudged you, Florence. I thought you were some dim witted girl who only cares about money and herself.” Peadar started to apologise to Florence, but she knew that there was more that he wants to say.

“Go on, I know there’s more that you have to apologise to me for, so I’ll let you continue.” Florence said to Peadar to keep going with his apology to her.

And he continued with his apology like Florence told him to do, you go girl.

“I’m sorry for making you cry. I was unaware that you care about your subscribers and followers, I’m guessing Deter told you that I need to be held accountable for my actions.” Peadar continued with his apology as he figured out that Deter told Florence that he needs to take accountability for his actions.

“Yeah, he did, I even asked him if I should apologise to you for snapping at you, to which he said no to, but I felt guilty that Dieter was forced to deal with us arguing this morning.” Florence admitted to Peadar about Deter told her.

“Dieter’s right, you shouldn’t have to apologise for my behaviour earlier. I know I forgot to apologise for some other things too. Especially lying to you and Dieter, you didn’t deserve that, it’s all on me and I don’t have an excuse to defend myself with. I have to admit, I did let viral fame go over my head, it’s clear that you decided to stay humble and not let people like me change you.” Peadar admitted that Dieter is right about his behaviour to Florence.

“Thank you for the apology, I appreciate it very much, can I ask you something?” Florence thanked Peadar for his apology which is obviously genuine as she asked him a question.

Peadar sighs with relief as she accepted his two part apology, but he knows that he isn’t off the hook when it comes to the YouTube Premium.

“Sure, ask away.” Peadar said to Florence that she can ask him something.

“OK, I just want to know how long have you been a travel vlogger for?” Florence asked Peadar how long has he been a travel vlogger for.

Peadar liked that Florence asked about his vlogging timeline rather than assuming it.

“I have been doing travel vlogs since 2010, I was twenty then. How long have you been doing travel vlogs Floral?” Peadar told Florence that he has been doing vlogs since 2010, that’s over nine years now. He also asked Florence how long has she been doing travel vlogs for. Peadar was curious as for someone this humble, she must have been vlogging for a year, and she has to be very young at least 20 if not 21.

“I started doing travel vlogs last year, I went viral when I vlogged my trip to Ballybunion, which is near the Kerry-Limerick county bounds. I went to a failing café which was called Sandy Treat Café while I was there and helped them to make it successful, we even changed the name of the café to Betsy’s Café, Betsy was Diana’s mother. Diana contacted me after I graduated first class in Business, Catering, and Tourism in CIT. Wait, how old are you?” Florence told Peadar that she has been doing travel since last year and told him she went viral.

Damn Peadar has got a sweetheart to collaborate with him, this is going well, please don’t fuck it up.

“I’m twenty-nine years old since February, why how old are you, Florence?” Peadar said to Florence that he’s twenty-nine, Florence realised that she’s nearly nine years younger than him.

Looks like Peadar is in for a shock, be prepared Peadar for what Florence will say next, age wise

“I’m twenty since last December, I thought you were least twenty-three or twenty-four.” Florence told Peadar her age.

Peadar definitely likes that compliment he got from Florence, wow he was technically right he knew that Florence was very young, but he was not convinced that he would be bang on about her age.

“Well I’ll take that as a compliment, to be honest with you Floral, can I call you that? I knew you were younger than me, but I was unaware that you were that much younger than me. I would have assumed that you were seventeen or eighteen anyway, as you have a baby face.” Peadar joked about what Florence said about looking closer to twenty-three or twenty-four. Peadar was shocked that Florence was that much younger than him, he also asked if he could call her Floral which made her laugh a bit, which Peadar found adorable.

“Only if I can call you Pads, don’t worry this will be kept between us, the internet don’t need to know about the nicknames.” Florence agreed if she can call him Pads, he has no choice but agree fair is fair.

“OK, agreed, I guess you still want the vlog series free, right?” Peadar agreed with Florence’s condition as he asked if she still wants the vlog series free.

“I 110% want the vlog series to be free, and I want us to go somewhere that we never went before, I’m here for the adventures not the views or the popularity. Are you OK with that Pads? I forgot to mention Dieter agreed to my conditions too.” Florence confirmed to Peadar that she wants the vlog series to be free and wants to go somewhere they never went before, and she’s here for the adventure. Florence also mentioned Deter agreed to her conditions as well.

“I can agree to your conditions, since Dieter agreed as well. You know, Floral, you’re the first vlogger to not ask me to tell my subscribers to watch you. And asked for the least number of conditions. You’re also the first person to say no to me too, I can tell you’re not afraid to challenge me and call me out when I go too far as well.” Peadar agreed to Florence’s simple conditions.

“OK, do we have a truce here, Pads?” Florence asked Peadar if they have a truce.

“I guess we do Floral, how about we shake on it.” Peadar confirmed to Florence that they have a truce, as he asks if they can shake on it. Florence takes out her hand to offer him a handshake as they shook hands, Peadar noticed that he too felt a tingly sensation from the handshake but ignored it.

“I’m glad we sorted this out as mature adults, Pads.” Florence said to Peadar, who nodded his head in agreement with him.

“We better go to Dieter and plan the trip with him as a team Floral.” Peadar said to Florence that they should go to Deter and plan the trip together.

“I guess we should, after you Pads.” Florence agreed as she opened the door for Peadar.

“Shouldn’t I be opening doors for you, Floral?” Peadar joked with Florence.

“It’s 2019 Pads, get moving unless you want me glued to the floor while holding the door for you.” Florence replied with a witty order for Peadar.

“Yes boss, I better get moving, no one wants a glued down Floral, especially Dieter.” Peadar joked back with Florence.

“No he doesn’t Pads, now get your arse moving, we have a trip to plan together, and you owe Dieter a massive apology for lying to him.” Florence told Peadar that Dieter doesn’t want her to be glued to the ground, and get his arse moving. Which he did as Florence closed the door and walked over to the next room of the camper van to see Dieter with a plan on a desk.

“I see that the two of you got the dispute resolved, I hope you apologised to Florence Peadar.” Dieter said to the duo, as he hoped that Peadar apologised to Florence. Peadar notices that Florence had already grown on Dieter.

“I did Dieter, I think I also owe you an apology for my behaviour this morning, it was too far. I’m so sorry for lying to you, Dieter. You didn’t deserve to be lied to like the way you have been lied to by me. It’s 110% my fault I clearly did let my internet fame go over my head, once Florence stood up for her subscribers and followers, I went too far. The funny thing is, I can see why my subscribers wanted me to collaborate with her. She’s not afraid to go outside her comfort zone.” Peadar apologised to Dieter for his behaviour. Peadar had to admit that he went too far.

“I’m glad someone could see that you can let fame go over your head. And don’t lie to me again, or you’ll be dead as a doorpost next time. OK, guys, we need to plan the trip for the month. Or we could do an extra trip for the series too.” Dieter told Peadar his delight for Florence seeing that he lets fame go over his head and warned what will happen next if Peadar lies to him again. And tells the duo that they need to plan the trip for the series and even considered doing an extra trip for the series as well.

“OK, I’m open to doing an extra trip after the original trip, what about you Peadar?” Florence told Dieter that she’s open to doing an extra trip after finishing the original trip as she asked Peadar for his opinion, after all they have to work together in this series.

“I like that idea Dieter, like Florence said we’re here for the adventure, not popularity.” Peadar agreed with Dieter’s idea of doing another trip after the original trip.

“Where you would, you like to for the original trip Florence, don’t worry Peadar I’ll ask you afterwards.” Dieter asked Florence where she would like to go for the original trip and assured Peadar that he will ask him next.

“I would like to do the Wild Atlantic Way as I want to have an adventure and I have never done the Wild Atlantic way before.” Florence told Dieter that she wants to do the Wild Atlantic Way as she wants to have an adventure, and she never did it before.

“What about you, Peadar? Where would you like to go for the original trip?” Dieter asked Peadar where would he like to go.

“To be honest, I still want to do the Ancient East as the original trip, it’s what I know a lot about. But Florence before you get pissed again. Rightfully so, of course. I am open to the Wild Atlantic Way. Like you said, it has to be an adventure that we never did before. Dieter, we should do the Wild Atlantic Way. I owe Florence that much.” Peadar said to Dieter, now Florence was about to get pissed until Peadar said to her that he’s open to do the Wild Atlantic Way as he didn’t do it before either. Peadar told Dieter that they should do the Wild Atlantic Way as the original trip.

“OK, that’s perfect, how about for the extra trip, Florence?” Dieter was delighted that they have chosen to do the Wild Atlantic Way and asked Florence where would she like to go for the extra trip.

“Well since we would be in Donegal by then I think we should do the Causeway’s Coastal Route in reverse order, what do you think about doing the Causeway’s Coastal Route as the extra trip Peadar?” Florence voiced her opinion about doing the Causeway’s Coastal Route in reverse order as she asked for Peadar’s opinion.

“That’s a great idea, I like it already sure I suppose we will be doing extra trips anyway as well so might as well count them in.” Peadar agreed with Florence’s suggestion about doing the Causeway’s Coastal Route and even said that there will be extra trips anyway, so let’s do it.

I better Peadar is glad that he brought his passport with him, thanks Dieter, for the heads-up.

“Looks like we are in an agreement with each other?” Dieter asked if Florence and Peadar agreed with the actual trip.

“We are Dieter.” Peadar and Florence told Dieter together, Dieter smiled with joy.

“I’m glad that I invested doing this with both of you, I think we have something great going on here.” Dieter beamed with joy as he expressed his delight of doing this travel vlog series with both Peadar and Florence as he hugged them both.

“Where should we start, Florence?” Peadar asked Florence where should they start for the trip.

“We should start in Kinsale town as there is a food festival today, then we progress to the Old Head of Kinsale.” Florence suggested to Peadar and Dieter to start in Kinsale as there is a food festival, then progress to the Old Head of Kinsale after the food festival.

“Kinsale it is, I better tell Olivia to drive the camper van as I will be recording ye while we are in the camper van.” Dieter said to Florence and Peadar as he goes over to Olivia that she needs to start driving.

“I can tell her, I haven’t met her yet, so I can tell her.” Florence said to Deter, he nodded his head as Olivia walks over to the driving compartment.

Peadar and Dieter started talking to each other.

“I talked with Olivia earlier, I appreciate that you apologised to her, she had done so much to put with me and schedule and now with a baby on the way, she didn’t need the stress that you caused her to have.” Dieter appreciated that Peadar apologised to his wife for what he had caused this morning.

“I heard you and Florence were talking to each other about me being an egocentric bollix who let fame go over my head, which is true, I was being one, unfortunately. I won’t say it won’t happen again because if I do, it will happen again, I’ll try to be on my best behaviour for today onwards.” Peadar mentioned to Dieter about his conversation with Florence.

“I’m delighted that Florence is coming with us, Peadar. She isn’t afraid to put you in your place for a twenty-year-old, I’m impressed.” Dieter admitted his joy that Florence is coming with them.

“I guess it was just luck and multiple of apologies to get us here where we are now.” Peadar said to Dieter, and he nodded his head in agreement.

“You’re damn right, Peadar, and we better get ready, as I hear Florence coming over to us.” Dieter said to Peadar, and he sat down on an empty seat.

Florence went out of the driving compartment of the camper van and went back to Deter and Peadar who were waiting for her as she talked to Olivia for about ten minutes if not longer than ten minutes. Florence went over to an empty seat next to Peadar, as Dieter has his camera in the glued down tripod.

“Are you ready, Florence?” Peadar asked Florence, she nodded her head saying yes.

“Are you ready, Peadar?” Florence asked the same question to Peadar, he nodded his head as well.

“I’ll take it that you’re both ready to roll on with it.” Dieter said to Florence and Peadar, they mouthed yes to him, as Olivia starts the camper van the action begins

“We are Dieter, roll the cameras” Florence and Peadar said to Dieter and starts prepping to record some footage for the series

“THREE!! TWO!! ONE!! ACTION!!” Dieter shouted action as the pressed the recording button on his camera and the camera starts rolling.

Words Count on Microsoft Word is over 7,000 words, the word count here it’s slightly less, but it will change to more later on. I probably will be touching up chapters in this story to prevent plot holes that will drive you all nuts.

And yes, Peadar (Pad-er) lied to Florence and DIETER!! The bollix, what was he thinking?

Song of the Day Zero: Peadar: Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis as Peadar is reflecting about what he caused today, and it’s a song that his mother would sing to Lulu when she was a baby to help her sleep.

I’m proud that Peadar has owned up to his mistakes and apologised to Florence and Dieter, I hope he keeps his behaviour in check or else Florence and Peadar will give him a big kick up the arse.

I know there are readers who use feet and inches as well as centimetres/metres, so since I technically everything metric except for height, I will convert all the main characters’ height for you so here’s Peadar’s height: 5′8 (ca. 173 cm) and Olivia’s height: 5′3 (ca. 160 cm)

And before I forget, Peadar’s hair type is 4A, and I don’t know if I did his hair correctly, to anyone who is African-American, from an African country or African descent don’t hesitate to correct me as I am a white woman who wants to write characters of colour and different races and do them justice.

Thank you so much, have a lovely morning/day/evening/night wherever you are in the world now.

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