Livia had been woken by the mobile phone. Her first reaction was to go back to what she saw as a strained call with Paolo the night before.
“You were hiding something Paolo... or someone. If we’re going to work together and be together, then you won’t be able to have secrets from me!”
“I wasn’t hiding anything...”
“Don’t lie to me Paolo,” Livia interrupted, “give me credit for some intelligence. And what are you doing calling me now?”
“I need to know the name of Terry’s first dog.”
“What a stupid question. He’s allergic to dogs. Always hated them.”