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Said Charlie. ’ Laura giggled when the man had gone. ’ denied Charlie in mock outrage. To avoid the purpose of the evening becoming too obvious he led the conversation on to Laura herself. The account was the role model for department entry at female personal assistant rank: private school education, finished off in Switzerland, Daddy with an army chum who’d moved on into the government, a word here, a word there and wasn’t it super, look where she was now! ‘Super,’ agreed Charlie. The waiter swooped up in an exaggerated glide, pudding dishes balanced along his arm like a conjuring display, and plopped Laura’s mousse in front of her.
I didn’t get what I wanted,’ said the woman. ’ Charlie laughed, glad that Laura did too. ’ ‘I’ve still got to wait for the same feeling,’ she said. The mews was sealed off at one end but at the other still had the canopied brick entrance from when it had all been stables and artisans’ cottages, although the original huge gate had long since been removed. As Charlie emerged he saw someone paying off a taxi and hurried to get it before it drove off. When he reached it he recognized the passenger as the man in Laura’s photograph.
Charlie had his own method of responding to armed confrontation: turn the other way and run like buggery, even with feet as difficult as his. The second week was spent in Herefordshire, on a totally secure army base where Charlie lived in barracks and didn’t have a single drink and was disappointed that he didn’t feel any better than he normally did when he woke up in the mornings. Charlie was confident about the language examinations, both written and oral, and felt he’d done well in the three papers of political analysis he was set.