Justin opened his arms and Honor ran into them. “Missed you too, HoHo,” he said hugging her. He smiled at Nichelle halfway across baggage claim.
Later, Honor was asleep in her room in his apartment. He and Nichelle sat at his kitchen table.
“I’m glad you brought her,” he said.
“Sorry you’re stuck here instead of the Ritz.”
“She’s hard to say ‘no’ to.”
He retrieved two glasses and a bottle from a cabinet. He poured and said, “We should get tipsy and make bad decisions.”
“No we shouldn’t,” she said but took a long swallow anyway.