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11 April 2014 @ 11:51 am
 

*John had considered texting Peter his apologies the previous evening, but had ultimately thought better of it. By the time Chris had left - after dinner and a number of Parliament stories to the children which had them drifting off to sleep suspiciously quickly - John had wanted nothing more than to climb in to bed and try to sleep. As such, John didn't get around to talking to Peter until the following morning.*

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Peter,

Thank you for the tactful way you handled last night.

If you aren't busy any time soon, perhaps we could attempt to have that drink again?

-John

*Not expecting a reply for a good few hours (if at all - Peter was in the habit of just appearing at John's home without warning from time to time), John got himself ready for work. Yesterday was a big day, for Nigel personally but also for a great deal of the man's colleagues as well. It was going to take a while to get past the lingering awkwardness.*