Dinner for two

Talking about it later, nestled in bed, Ewan and Kira acknowledged they hadn’t seen it coming. One minute they’d been revelling in a rare dinner out without kids; the next, the air between them had shifted, becoming heavy and charged.

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Through clenched teeth, familiar grievances were aired, old sores picked, accusations made. Between gulps of wine, they trampled each other in their rush to the moral high ground.

By the time their mains arrived, the damage had been done, with only the clinking of their cutlery and the laughter of their fellow diners breaking the pained silence.

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