He said we should grab a coffee back at the garage where everyone went once the night’s work was finished. Long after everyone else had drifted home from the garage Steve and I would still be there talking.
While at work he would look out for me by removing drunk passenger’s from my car if he didn’t think I would be able to deal with them, and was just generally my all round protector.
I figured I would tell him everything about my marriage then, and how scared I was of my husband. I got out of the car to say goodnight and he hugged me like he never wanted to let me go.
He felt things with Kathy were going nowhere but she kept talking about their future. I told him there was no easy way and pointed out how during the fling he had neglected work and his friends.
He needed to get a grip on things and the relationship would naturally fizzle out.
He struggled with the guilt, and his ever increasing feelings for me.
On the 21st of September, it was Steve’s older brother Mark’s birthday.