He is early. ‘I’ve finished the project. I’ll be home on time from now.’
They eat supper, she washes the dishes, and he reads a story to Amy and Jake.
‘You’re quiet tonight,’ he says, as they climb into bed.
‘Have a lie-in tomorrow; I’ll cook breakfast, then we can take the kids to the park, and go out for lunch.’ He kisses her and rolls over.
She will wait for the next time.