By Nancy Garden
Liza by no means knew that falling in love might be so awesome . . . and so confusing.
"'Liza,' mother acknowledged, having a look into my eyes, 'I wish you to inform me the reality, now not simply because i would like to pry, yet simply because i need to comprehend. this would get very disagreeable . . . Now--have you and Annie--done any further than the standard experimenting . . . '
'No, Mom,' I acknowledged, attempting to glance again at her evenly. I'm now not happy with it, I make no excuses--I lied to her."
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Robert told them that he had business interests, that he had grown up in London, that his wife was Canadian. When Mary asked how he met his wife, Robert said it was impossible to explain that without first describing his sisters and his mother, and these in turn could be explained only in terms of his father. It was clear he was preparing the way to telling them his story. ‘Ha ha ha’ was winding up to another crescendo, and at a table near the juke-box a man with curly hair sank his face in his hands.
The dark stone of the surrounding step and the rim of its great bowl had been worn down and polished by centuries of use. Mary arranged her head under the tarnished brass faucet and drank. ’ Colin was staring ahead, waiting to see the approaching figure reappear beneath another lamp post. But there was nothing, except perhaps a rapid movement by a distant doorway, and that may have been a cat. They had eaten their last meal, a shared plate of fried whitebait, twelve hours previously. Colin reached for Mary’s hand.
They arranged themselves in their seats, lifted their glasses once more and made broad, innocent smiles. With a little moan of irritation the old man pulled his wife away by the wrist, while the young men, who barely noticed them leave, re-routed their toasts and smiles towards each other. Mary appeared at the french window, a cardigan draped around her shoulders. With excited disregard for the state of play between them, Colin immediately set about recounting the little drama in the street below.