“I’ve already said ‘No’ Mark, do I have to say it again? Thank you for the invitation, but I will have to decline.”
“You can come along and have a good time, Illya. There’ll be plenty of good grub. I thought you’d enjoy a free meal and be surrounded by your friends.”
“Not if a prerequisite is taking along a date, I cannot.”
“I didn’t say you `ad to, Guv. You can come by yerself if you want, as long as you come.”
“In that case Mark, thank you, I might come along.”
Mark nodded and left, exhausted and confused.