I phoned Annie while I was eating lunch. I took a bite out of my sandwich as the phone rang. She picked up on the third ring.
"Hey Annie, it's Rosa."
"Hey babe, you didn't wake me."
"I know. Look, I've met a friend from college, do you mind if I head out tonight, just to catch up?"
"No that's fine. Are you coming home first?"
"Just to change."
"Oh ok. Well I'll see you then."
"Yeah see you."
Ranette grinned. "So you finally settled then?"
"I wouldn't say settled."
"Well that's good."
"Well yeah. It means you haven't changed that much then." I paused. Maybe I hadn't really changed that much. Maybe that was what all the confusion with Annie was about.
"Hey cheer up. So where we going tonight?"
"Well, my fave club is Fortune, so I guess we could go there."
"Sure. I might even pick up a cute chick now you're all stuck with Annie."
"I am not stuck with...oh, you're messing with me aren't you?"
"Maybe a little." She grinned and chucked me a packet of crisps.
"Hey who's your friend?" Kate came over and patted me on the back before sitting down.
"Oh, Kate Ranette, Ranette, Kate. Kate's the lead, Ranette's an old friend."
"Nice to meet you."