Maxie had made Katy giggle in the kitchen, although when she saw Colin walk by she was put off a little.
"What's he doing here?" She'd ask while Maxie was flipping a pancake.
"Hell if I know, no business of mine." He shrugged.
"I don't like him," Katy remained even lipped.
"Don't know much about him," Maxie didn't want her to know that he knew he was quite a cad even to his mates. Colin had actually been quite friendly with Ste at a time, but still he'd rather forget about Colin. "Must be something to do with Laleh." Of course, he was definitely leaving that alone. She'd been so rude as of late. The less he had to do with her the better life was. "Lets just not worry and eat."
So they did. Pancakes and sausage lots of syrup. At least for a while they both laughed about remembering the time at so and so's party. Then a big laugh of all the things Kelsy used to do.
"She had a band going, you know. Ian was even in it?"
"Ian?" Katy looked puzzled.
"Yes, Wayne's little brother. He's not at all like his brother."
"Well, I should hope not. He was quite low. He'd sell vegetable out of his mother's fridge if he thought there was a quid or so in mind." Katy told him.
"You know just about everyone in the village, don't you?" Maxie smiled.
"I suppose." She shrugged taking a sip of milk which left a milk mustache. Maxie did his best to hold in a smile. He took a sip from his glass.
"You have a bit of something on your lip," she told him.
"So do you."
They both cracked up then.
"Its really good to see you," Maxie told her.
"Where you been, anyway?"
"Here and there," he didn't feel like spilling much about his life. It wasn't something Maxie talked about. He just had bad dreams about those places now.
They cleaned up then. It was so good not to think about Ste every blasted second, but he knew he had to check on him even if he was supposed to be asleep.
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