‘You think she was upset because she really, really wanted to see me?’
'Oh, Tom,’ she sighs. 'Am I going to be playing lawn bowls with your father and still be giving you advice about this girl?’
He doesn’t know what makes him happier. The idea of him knowing Tara forever or his parents playing lawn bowls together when they’re old.
— The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta