Ollie's phone went off just as soon as he stepped out of the building. It was from Kate, he replied saying that he would love to go out with her. He spent the minutes between him finishing work
and his meeting with Kate walking through the damp, iced streets. The snowing had ceased and all that remained was a slushy mess. He walked through the narrow street to where the cafe was and
He ordered his usual, a tall hot chocolate with marshmallows, and opted for a slice of cake with pecans on it. He began sipping his drink and eating his cake when the jingle of the door opening welcomed his companion. Kate wore the same jacket she was wearing on their fist cafe meeting, she took it off and lay it on a chair next to her. \"Hey, sorry for being so sudden, I was bored out of it\" she smiled and eyed up Ollie's cake \"That looks great! I might get a slice myself.\"
\"Oh, help yourself to it.\" Ollie said smiling and handing her a small plastic fork. She accepted it and began to eat, her blue eyes widened with enjoyment as if the small piece of cake was exactly everything she had ever wanted in life. She swallowed. \"Wow, mind if I have more?\"
\"Sure, finnish it if you like\" Ollie said pushing the plate towards her.
The pair ate and drank together and they talked of interesting subjects. They had been at the same nursery, but one year apart Ollie was slightly older than Kate was. They had both taken exchange
trips to France in high school, Kate had been to Paris where Ollie had stayed in Normandy. They had an eerie amount in common, that likely half the population of the world could relate to.
\"Hmm, probably going to close soon.\" Kate said with a sigh.
\"Yeah, why don't we just go for a drink?\" Ollie suggested, feeling reluctant to find any curious messages on his answering machine.
\"Sure, wanna just go now then?\"
They entered the steamy pub, the subtle smell of beer filling their nostrils as they found a seat. They ordered their drinks and Ollie payed. A beer for him and a red wine for her, the drinks would
become stronger as the night went on.
\"So how are things with you and... Joanne wasn't it?\" Kate asked after a third glass of the crimson liquid.
\"Not sure. I think I love her, but part of me just doesn't want to do anything about it... You know?\"
Kate nodded to herself \"Yeah, I know what you mean.\"
\"How about you? James still hard at work?\" Ollie asked trying to return the question.
\"Yes and no, He'll be flying to Berlin now. He's away with work\"
Ollie, too, nodded along to this \"Well, thats nice isn't it?\" he said smiling.
\"Yeah, it is...\" she lied.
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