The wine was delicious, and felt just right for a chilly autumn night.
Jason wondered what the two women had been talking about. It was obvious they had become friends, close friends. He envied that. Women seemed to be able to do that, to drop the barriers to intimacy, so much easier than men. It had taken weeks for him and Keith to become friends. And maybe, if he hadn’t been grieving about Brent’s suicide, he himself might never have let his barriers down and so got close to Keith. The sex helped. But only if you already liked each other. Well. Maybe not. He and Luigi were friends. And lovers.
They talked about neutral subjects and then both women rose and headed off to bed.
As she bade them goodnight, Eleanor said, with a slight quirk in her eyebrows, that there were more bottles of wine in the pantry in the kitchen and they were welcome to it if they wanted.
“Thank you!” replied Jason. “Good night. See you in the morning.”
“Good night Jason dear so nice to be here and now at last I will be able to sleep properly this jet lag business so barbarous bring back the Queen Mary I say.”
After this surprisingly short speech, Lucasta too headed off up the stairs to the bedroom.
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