While Paolo was studying the menu, Sofia continued her questioning.
“How does Mary know, Paolo? The fact that her husband’s girlfriend... what was her name?...”
“Nicole.” supplied absently without looking up.
“Well the diamond he gave Nicole wasn’t exactly on show, was it, except, one imagines just to him? And you too I guess, you dirty sod!”
Paolo kept his head in the menu but automatically grunted his response.
“Who told her then, eh? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t you, was it?”
At that, Paolo looked up and said emphatically “Absolutely bloody not!... but she bloody knows... she’s told me!”