You weren’t purposefully ignoring his attempts at
communication but work had that annoying habit of getting in the way. The
entire household had been rushed off their feet cleaning and preparing the
house for Yuri’s mother, who was coming back from a business holiday in a
week’s time. Even though she wasn’t due back straight away, the house had been
a flurry of activity that just left you completely exhausted. Every night,
you’d finish late and head home, looking at the missed calls and collapsing
asleep before you could call him back.