It was getting late. Ben and Bea had already signed off for the night; they'd finished all the videos. Bea yawned as she got into her pajamas (the giraffe onesie, just because it was comfortable). God, she was tired.
It'd been really eye-opening, really, seeing all the videos she hadn't watched because she had hated Ben, really actually hated him back then (the thought seemed strange now), or just because she didn't really have the time.
Also, there was Balthazar's music. She had known he was talented, but wow. Just wow. She still didn't quite get that one about Pedro though, or why Balthazar would write a song about him, but that was a question for another day. She needed her sleep.
But for some reason, the sleep wouldn't come, and she couldn't help thinking about "An Ode". And Beatrice knew her own brain well enough to know it wasn't going to let her get any sleep until she'd at least rewatched the song. Letting out a sigh of frustration, she flipped her laptop open and fished around the ground for her earbuds.
Seems it's about time these words were spoken…
This is an ode to Pedro.
The song was over. Bea stared at her computer screen, not even noticing when the video automatically changed to the next one in the playlist. How could she have missed this? It was so obvious! Beatrice played "An Ode" one more time just to make sure she was right. The second listen only confirmed her suspicions.
Bea grabbed her cell phone and immediately dialed Ben. He picked up on the third ring.
The only thing Bea got in reply was a mumbling noise.
"Dickface! Wake up already!"
This time Ben's words were slightly more intelligible. Bea still couldn't quite make out the words, but she knew there were quite a few curse words in there. Also "2 in the morning".
"Ben! You have to watch 'An Ode' again!"
"Ben! Wake. Up."
"Can it wait?"
Thank god, an answer this time! "No. It can't."
A groan came from Beatrice's phone, then a resigned, "Okay. What do you want me to do?"
"Watch 'An Ode' again."
"Watch 'An Ode' again! And this time listen, really listen."
"Fine. But I don't see why this is so important."
Bea heard a clattering as Benedick got his computer and headphones. The line was silent for about three minutes. Then Ben returned to the call.
"I watched it."
"And what did you think?"
"That I really want to go back to sleep!"
Bea facepalmed. "Anything else? Think about the lyrics."
"Sorry. Still getting nothing."
"Balthazar has a crush on Pedro."
The line went silent again. Finally, Ben replied. "You know, that actually kinda makes sense..."
"Of course it makes sense! He wrote him a fucking song, for goodness sakes!"
Ben seemed completely awake now. "Well then, what do we do now?"
"Message the others in the morning. Team Love Gods has a new target."