But her boyfriend cracked a joke just as Suzy inhaled some fried rice. Snorting spontaneously, a single grain surged up into her nasal cavity and launched from her nose, on a kill vector across the table. Her future mother-in-law swore as her head snapped back.
Suzy held her breath. Beryl's eyes blazed. Simon tried not to laugh.
"Well," Jim broke the fragile silence, "she's got my approval, son! What a cracking shot!"