Early afternoon . Sound of the bakkie in the yard . Two loud voices …
CHRIS : (shouting from the front door): Joey's here , honey !
No need for an announcement , dude .
JOEY : Good evening , merrem . Hope I'm not disturbing you . I don't mean to intrude but your hubby invited me for a snack of leftovers . Some of that delicious curry you made .
Chris' eyes roll upwards .
CHRIS : Full of sweet talk , hey ? (turns to me) Behind your back he tells everyone how you rationed him on the last meal .
JOEY : (slightly embarrassed) Merrem , you don't believe that , do you ?
CHRIS : You can fall for his stories but I know better !
JOEY : (dramatically) And this is for you , merrem . (pulls out a chocolate) For allowing your husband to transport me all over .
CHRIS : (under his breath) Ruggie (backstabber)
JOEY : Lightie , what say we do the Makro run tomorrow morning , early bells …
CHRIS : I already went last night !
JOEY : Why you never told me ?
Behind J.T's back , Chris throws his hands in the air . A look of sheer disbelief on his face . I smile . Everything is as it should be .