Jake hadn't looked to happy when Annie suggested catching up. I grinned at him. We talked about the wedding for a while, and then Kate wanted to watch tv. I went with her.
"You still like her don't you?" Kate whispered as we sat together on the sofa.
"No. Why would you say that?"
"You gave Jake a look when he said that thing about not going out much."
"Yeah, because I'm fed up of him being so protective. The sooner they get married the better, then maybe he'll get off my back."
"Yes, I am sure." I poked her then settled down against her to watch a film. "You want to stay tonight?"
"No, I think I'll let you two alone."
"You don't trust me do you?"
"Not one bit." I grinned then settled down again.
When Jake and Kate had left, Annie and I sat on the sofa and looked at each other.
"So," I said, breaking the silence, "what did you do on holiday?"
"Well, we visited the botanical gardens...ummm...and we...we went shopping."
"And stayed in a lot." Annie blushed.
"Yeah. Ignore him. He's just threatened."
"Yeah, well I think he was expecting some sort of easy to tread over person, and instead he comes back and there's this preson different from what I described because you've changed. It gave him a shock."
"Do you really like it?"
"Yeah, I do." I realised how close she was and tried to pull back, but Annie was suddenly holding my arm.