Sabrina and Ben soon began to busy themselves with getting ready, but it didn’t take long for Ben to notice that Sabrina kept drifting off in thought.
Ben: “Come on, what’s is it that’s bothering you now?”
Sabrina: (sighs) “Would you stop worrying? I’m fine.”
But Ben could tell that his wife was quite the opposite, even more so from the way that she tensed up as he walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist.
Sabrina: “Yes, fine.”
Ben: “If this is about Savannah coming over again-”
Sabrina: “Ben, would you stop it? I’ve already said that it’ll be alright; it’s nothing to do with Harry, I’ll be okay.”
Ben: “I know you will. All I was going to say that I’d be more than happy to stay at home with Theo so that you’ve got us on hand if you need us.”
Sabrina let out another sigh and let herself melt back into Ben’s arms. She turned her head and shot him a small, apologetic smile as she played with the cuff of his dressing gown.
Sabrina: “Then I’m sorry for snapping. I just…even though I’m excited for today, I’m still…nervous, I guess. That’s probably why I seem so tense.”
Ben: “Well don’t let yourself be nervous. I know it’s totally normal, but you’ve got nothing to worry about. And like I said, I’m sure I’ll be able to convince Theo to let us spend the day here so that we’re there-”
Sabrina: “No, Ben. Don’t get me wrong, I love being with you and Theo, and it probably would be a huge comfort to know you’re here with me, I need to do this alone. I need to prove it to myself. I can’t go on being this pathetic, I’ve got to face this head on and be the adult I am. I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again: I don’t want a stupid broken friendship to takeover my life. I’m stronger than that, I’ve just let myself forget.”
Ben: “Damn is it sexy when you believe in yourself.”
But Sabrina just rolled her eyes and pressed a finger to his lips as she tried to stop the blood flooding to her cheeks so furiously.
Sabrina: (giggles) “Alright, Mr Daley, that’s enough of that. We’ve got to get ready before the kids are up. And speaking of kids, you can’t honestly have expected me to keep you and Theo cooped up at home after seeing how excited he was to go out last night, can you?”
Ben: (chuckles) “You’re right, what was I thinking?”