Seeds Chapter 8 Page 29

in the soft light of the courtyard lamps. Steve climbs out and unloads her while Cathy stands back to let the boys be boys, even though she thinks it’s amazing looking too, she won’t show it.

Instead, she stands apart from the main group as Steve soaks up the plaudits, the guys looking on in awe. Steve gives an impromptu demonstration of his total control over Belle by making her follow his movements back and forward across the courtyard. Then positions her facing the side entrance as if standing on guard.

Cathy, still standing off to one side clears her throat and begins to rub her arms, signalling that she is cold. Andrew reacts first and removes his jacket. She smiles as her tactic works initially but then frowns as he turns back to watch the