Lorraine was wandering from store to store, seeing the Christmas specials, the decorations, enjoying the recapture of her childhood.
She loved going shopping, even if she couldn’t buy anything. Just to see how things were different at this time of year, to enjoy the way the store was decorated.
She had entered a particular store and saw a familiar face.
“Oh hi!” she said, trying to place the tall man in front of her.
He looked at her in a questioning way, trying to fit her face to his list of acquaintances.
She was scrambling over the people she’d gone to school with, worked with, for he was so familiar to her. Where did he know him from?
It was after nearly a minute of stare she realised that she was talking to Sean Pine.