Our food had arrived by the time I'd finished ranting to Em. I thought maybe it'd be an excuse for us to drop conversation for a while. But oh no.
"You wanna know what I think?" She said, running her finger round her wine glass contemplatively. I nodded through a mouthful of Carbonara, which was rather nice compared to the shite I'd been scoffing on tour.
"I think, you, have a little crush. Which I may add, is all fine and dandy Ben, you've got some months off, but you're looking at this all wrong." Now THAT statement confused me...
"What you mean?" I scoffed.
"Well. You're thinking about it from the bassist of famous touring stage show, but between now and end of January, you're just an average guy with a lot of spare time. Plus, it'll take your mind off Zelda." How the hell did she know about that?
"Me and Zelda?" I asked.
"Don't pull the confused card. We all know what's going on between you and Zelda, we're just all too polite to point it out." Guess we weren't being as covert as I thought. But Emily had given me a nice new perspective on this situation...
"Ben" She concluded.
"You're a little mosher, you're minted, you're single, go have some fun!"
And that is exactly what I planned to do...