Iris and Pauline are on their holidays! It's only a fortnight's house-sitting, but it'll do. The sun's cracking the flags, there's not a whisper of wind. And who needs fancy seaside resorts, anyhow? * * * * * Written for a Sparkly Badgers' Friday #flashfiction challenge. Part of the Hiding Behind The Couch series. What A Scorcher! is a stand-alone story with no real spoilers, but for those who like to know these things, it takes place in the summer after Reunions (Season Seven) and To Be Sure.