"But mum ..." he said.
"Unless you're not telling me everything?"
"No, we're just friends, I said."
Ben hopped up and down on the spot expectantly, eyes pleading.
He looked at him and sighed, resigned.
She was waiting for them at the end of the road and greeted him with a shy smile. The breeze whipped her long hair around her face. Ben reached out his other hand to her. They stood a moment, both feeling the small trusting warmth of his hands.
"Come on, it's this way."
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