By Elizabeth Young
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With it he wore one gold earring and, except when Tossers had screwed up, a chilled-out air I defy anyone to beat. "You might make some suggestion, even if it's completely brainless," I muttered. " Not so much as a primeval grunt. In the absence of even Ace's input, I looked out of the window for something to be irritated with besides myself, for having got into this mess in the first place. For once, there wasn't even a crisp packet dancing in the breeze. Just occasionally this corner of southwest London could look quite passable.
And so it had gone on: not just me and Sarah, but my younger sister Belinda and Maggie Freeman's Zoe. The scores had been relatively even until three years ago, when Maggie had notched up fifty trillion points in one go. Sarah Freeman had Got Engaged. Not to just anybody: to some minor landowner with a country house and a second cousin who was a Sir . Maggie's smugness had known no bounds. For months she'd popped round every other day with pictures of pageboys' outfits or whatever, saying, "What do you think, Jennifer?
I really can't promise. " At this point her voice had taken on a plaintive note. " "Well, I can't help wondering, dear. Every single time you've promised to bring him home, something's cropped up at the last minute. I'm sure you can persuade him if you trybut I really can't talk nowI've got a million things to donobody has any idea how much organization goes into a weddingI'm worried sick about the seating plan for lunchSue and George still aren't speaking and Granny hasn't a clue what's going onI hope to heaven they don't start rowing at the tableyou know what Sue's like after a few drinksand the florist I picked has changed hands and the new manager's lost the orderI've had to go and see her twice still, must rush, and I'm sure you can talk him around if you put your mind to it.
Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young