Not listening

As Jodie reached up to get a glass from the cabinet she felt arms wrapping around her. “Hello there,” she said as Graham burst out laughing, then nuzzled her neck as if they’d been together six months, not six years. The seven-year itch was looming but neither of them gave it a thought.

“I was going to bring you breakfast in bed,” Graham said, releasing his grip.

“That’s OK. I have to get ready for work anyway.”

“But it’s a Saturday.”

“Frank wants us in for stocktaking.”

Holding Jodie by her hips, Graham turned her around and looked at her with puppy-dog eyes.

“It’ll be fairly simple,” she continued. “And there are plenty of us to do it. There and back three hours. Promise.”

Graham stuck out his bottom lip and whimpered.

“You get me every time.” Jodie laughed then patted his hand away as he slipped it between the folds of her blue towelling dressing gown. “But I can’t, they’ll be waiting.”

“Time to eat together though, yes?”

“Yes. You set the glasses and I’ll do the toast.”

“Uh huh,” Graham said, reaching past her with one hand, using the other to undo her dressing gown belt.


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