After telling her Nan that they had to go or they'll be late they'd left, Kate trying her hardest to hide her embarrassment and Jake trying his hardest not to laugh.
"Shut up." Kate said as they walked towards the pub.
"I haven't said anything!" He argued.
"No but you were thinking."
He stopped wrapping his arms around her. "Come on, beautiful, you know you love me really."
She scoffed. "Unfortunately."
The two laughed before they continued walking.
"I love your Nan she'd hilarious…"
"Bloody embarrassing." She grumbled making him laugh again.
"She was just saying she was proud of you."
"After she'd said the whole blowing up stuff thing…"
"What was it you stopped her from telling me?" He asked,
"Oh no." She shook her head. "I ain't tellin' ya that yet."
He raised his eye brows.
"I don't tell you everything you know, Jake. Not ready for you to know everything just yet."
He smiled. "And that's ok."
She smiled back as he kissed her before they opened the door to the pub and went inside.
"And in they walk. The deadly duo." Henry chuckled to himself as Kate and Jake sat beside each other across from Ronnie and Wes.
"We're not that bad." Kate said taking her bag off.
"You threatened to kill him earlier."
Wes and Ronnie looked at her confused. "That's not what I said." She argued. "Anyway, I couldn't kill him, who would I argue with?"
"See Jake? She'd miss you." Ronnie joked.
"Meh." Kate laughed before putting her hand on top of Jake's when he gave a fake offended look. "I'm joking."
As she withdrew her hand the others didn't fail to miss the look between them but no one mentioned it as they looked at each other.
After a few drinks and a long discussion with Henry about something no one else understood Kate's phone rang.
"Excuse me a second." She got up from the table and went to answer it.
Jake watched her leave before breaking up an argument between Henry and Wes over some case he'd never heard of.
A few minutes later Kate came back to the table looking confused.
"Kate?" Jake said concerned. He stood putting his hand on her arm. "Kate, what is it? What's wrong?"
"It's my cousin, Ashleigh…she's been taken to hospital."
"Why?" Ronnie asked.
"She's had an accident at her Dance lesson…" she paused. "I should to go…"
Jake nodded. "I'll go with you." He said quietly leading her out of the pub his hand still gently resting on her arm.
"Is something going on between them two?" Wes asked once they'd left.
Henry shrugged. "I'm not sure, but right now I think there are other things to be thinking about. Did you know she had a cousin?" He asked Ronnie.
Ronnie nodded. "Ashleigh yeah. She's about seventeen; Kate mentioned she wanted to become a lawyer or something once."
Arriving at the hospital Kate and Jake were led down one of those endless corridors before reaching the room her cousin was in
"Is she ok?" Kate asked the doctor.
"Dazed slightly, she's fine to leave though, she only jolted her ankle."
"Thank god." Kate sighed with relief, "If she'd broken it we'd all know about it."
The doctor chuckled lightly letting them through.
Walking into the room Ashleigh was sat on the bed with a lad sat in a chair beside her. "Now Kathy before you start I can promise you it was all his fault." Ashleigh laughed slightly pointing to the boy who was probably the same age as her.
Kate smirked. "What happened?"
"He dropped me that's what happened."
"I didn't drop you I simply misjudged the lift." He argued. "You alright, Kate?"
"Fine thanks Logan." Kate nodded thankful someone still called her Kate. "How do you feel?" She asked Ashleigh.
"Like I've been dropped."
Jake smiled to himself watching Kate with her cousin as Ash argued that Logan could've killed her. He had done when he'd seen her with her Nan. She didn't have much family but the family she did have she kept close to her. He'd heard her talk about Ashleigh before; she had said she was taking her A levels in performing arts, law and psychology but she hadn't told him much else.
"Who's ya mate?" Ashleigh asked looking over at Jake.
"Oh yeah, Ash, Logan, this is Jake. Jake this is Ash and her boyfriend Logan." Kate introduced them.
"You Kathy's boyfriend?" Ash questioned raising an eyebrow at her cousin wondering why she hadn't been informed. "Hope you know what you're getting yourself into. We Barker's are pretty mental."
"Scatty, frustrating, annoying, irritating…" Logan added before Ash and Kate glared at him. "And clever and beautiful did I mention those?"
Ash rolled her eyes and Kate laughed. Jake simply nodded at Logan. Kate definitely was all the things he'd just listed.