Cora was busy now, with classes and her after school job. As Max would not be at the Guest House until the weekends she could keep them empty.
She would be eating on the veranda when Andrea and Max arrived, making it perfectly innocent that she would be the first person they saw.
Andrea would speak to her and she would focus as if there was no one else present. When Andrea went inside she would speak with Max.
After a brief time, it was no problem for Max to take her to the supermarket and help her carry her parcels. This led to time relaxing on the beach, and then, a bit more.
The smile, the looks, and then the kisses.
Cora had a sense of triumph that she could take Max away from Andrea.