[previous chapter] [start from the beginning] “Sylvie, I’m sorry to bug you again…”

“You are forbidden to say that! I’ll be right over to pick up the kids.”

“Thanks so much. They’ve reached a verdict.”

“Are you OK?”

“Yeah, I think so. It’s going to be over soon, one way or the other, right?”

“God, I hope so.”

“Something else I wanted to ask you…”

“Yes?”

“Another favour…”

“OK, what is it?”

“When this is all over and we are back to normal, would you like to come shopping with me?”

“Sure! You know me, I love shopping. What are we buying?”

“A wedding dress.”

“GET OUT! For you?!?”

Nathalie burst out laughing. “Well, who else?”

“Yeah, stupid question. Oh, honey, that is great! Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. And of course yes, I’ll help you pick your dress!”

“You’re an angel. We have to go…”

“I’m on my way!”

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