(EDWARD reaches his home and walks in. His mother hugs him and his father produces a toy gun for him. EDWARD, delighted, seizes it and ‘shoots’ his father, who spiritedly ‘dies’ to EDWARD’s great amusement. EDWARD and his father romp on the floor. MRS LYONS settles herself in an armchair with a story book, calling EDWARD over to her. EDWARD goes and sits with her, MR LYONS joining them and sitting on the arm of the chair.)
(MRS JOHNSTONE turns and goes into her house at the end of the song.)
(MR LYONS gets up and walks towards the door.)
Daddy... we haven’t finished the story yet.
Mummy will read the story, Edward. I’ve got to go to work for an hour.
(MRS LYONS gets up and goes to her husband, EDWARD goes to the bookshelf and leafs through a dictionary.)
Richard you didn’t say...
Darling, I’m sorry, but if, if we complete this merger I will, I promise you, have more time. That’s why we’re doing it, Jen, If we complete this, the firm will run itself and I’ll have plenty of time to spend with you both.
I just – it’s not me, it’s Edward. You should spend more time with him. I don’t want – I don’t want him growing away from you.
Daddy, how do you spell bogey man?
Ask mummy. Darling, I’ll see you later now. Must dash.