Twas one of those nights, you know the sort when two old friends sit and discuss plans they have for the year to come over a pint or two. This evening was to be a touch different though as they sat starting into a nice large pint of the Black stuff. The Badger Baiters Arms was a typical spit 'n' sawdust affair and a much favoured drinking hole of Francis's. A motley array of faces lined the bar, many a weather beaten with a sprinkling of fair damsel thrown in to break it all up. Ray as usual had his eyes on swivel sticks as his head rotated like an owl in order to take advantage of fair maidens.
Francis decided that another pint was needed so he could get Ray's attention, over the years he had come to realise that in order to actually talk to Ray he needed to be lubricated well so his mind opened up!! Several lubrication's later and Francis decided to open up the conversation to fantasy games. Ray usual shunned this form of gaming as malarkey only fit for fools but tonight would be different, not being used to the heady dark brew his mind was opened. Similarly though Francis had also consumed a large volume of the brew as well, in fact so much so he began to hear voices.
"D'ya heat dat Ray, d'ya hear it. there's a feckin' fairy sat on the table right in front of me!!"
"Your 'aving a bubble mate there ain't no fairy! You have consumed to much black water my friend" came the high pitched retort from Ray.
"I'm tellin ya there is ya eejeet!"
Suddenly Ray could see it standing on the table was a tiny wee fairy!!
"Fran you are right bugger me there is one right enough."
Once the pair had got over the shock, the fairy spoke, I am the fairy of Christmas cheer and on this night I am going to grant you one longed for wish each. You don't need to do anything at all as I already know what they are. The pair of them sat in their chairs mouths agog.
"Francis you have always wished for Ray to get more involved with the fantasy gaming haven't you?"
Ray you have always wanted to be bigger presence than Francis haven't you?"
Both shook There heads in agreement and suddenly the fairy waved her wand and the pair were transported through a magical vortex of time and space!
They both emerged from the vortex in a strange world,
Meanwhile Ray was still trying to locate his friend and an eventual glance downward he spotted the dwarf "Blow me Francis is that you?"
"of course its me you feckin dimwit now get off me" came the reply.
"what da ya mean" said Ray. "you're a feckin Troll thats what" retorted Fran.
"well we are definately in a fantasy setting me old pal" said Ray.
"I wont mention Fantasy ever again Ray" quipped Francis.
"I dont know I quite enjoyed that" replied Ray
"Well I didn't " said Francis
"Why not, I didnt know I was gonna end up stood on ya" said Ray
"I wasn't bothered about you standing on me!! but the sight of you as a Feckin' great Troll in red budgie smugglers has damaged me for life!" came Francis's reply.
with that they finished their drinks and went home!!