Mike made the introductions. Naturally the conversation turned to his Pearce's life and Cre Uisce Aer. They found both fascinating. Having grown up knowing it was there, to most of them it was a large old estate, enshrouded with mystery and wild stories about Pearce's uncle.
Bunny, on her second Mai Tai, asked Pearce, "What is the story about your uncle?"
"Bunny!" said Della, almost embarrassed at Bunny's question.
Pearce laughed,"It's no secret." He told the story, making it extremely humorous. He ended the tale with, "And that is how my Uncail Faolan lost his fortune."
Vivian laughing with the rest of them said, "Well, at least he had a great story."
Terse asked, "So, are you planning to live here?"
"Go hionraic, I didn't plan to stay."
Bunny laughed,"Go what?"
Pearce laughed,"Honestly." He continued, "But the more I stay, the more at home I feel."
"Great," said Terse raising his glass. "Welcome to Gallagher."
Bunny still baffled asked,"But who is going where? I'm confused."
"OK, I'll be the first to ask," said Vivian. "When do we get the grand tour?"
Pearce smiled, "I would love to show you Cre Uisce Aer, she is my labor of love. Give me a few weeks to get it finished and furnished and I'll have everyone out for dinner."
Della smiled, "That would be super."
They looked up to see Bob, Parker, Kathleen, and Jab approach the table. Mike introduced Pearce and told him that Kathleen and Jeb were getting married in several weeks.
Pearce standing said, "Congratulations. How are the pleananna bainise coming along?" Realizing, once again he had thrown another Gaelic term in, he apologized, "Wedding plans." Everyone chuckled, knowing the wedding was Dixie's dream come true. As Ike was serving the 4 new friends drinks, Kathleen said,"You really don't want to know."
Bob leaned in, "Oh, yes we do."