Free Women 5
‘So we’re both going to be integrated with British life at its roots.’
‘I was carefully avoiding that tone.’
‘You’re right - it’s just the idea of you doing matrimonial welfare work.’
‘I’m very good at other people’s marriages.’
‘Oh, quite so. Well perhaps you’ll find me in that chair opposite you one of these days.’
‘I doubt it.’
‘Me too. There’s nothing like knowing the exact dimensions of the bed you’re going to fit yourself into.’ Annoyed with herself, Molly’s hands made an irritated gesture, and she grimaced and said: ‘You’re a bad influence on me, Anna. I was perfectly resigned to it all until you came in. Actually I think we’ll get on very well.’
‘I don’t see why not,’ said Anna.
A small silence. ‘It’s all very odd, isn’t it, Anna?’
Shortly after, Anna said she had to get back to Janet, who would have returned by now from the cinema, where she had been with a friend.
The two women kissed and separated.