16. The Notebook
Megan clapped her hands, "Right, em. Cathal and I are just going to go get some shopping, we'll be back soon. Make sure Steven behaves himself" She grinned and tickled him behind the ears as he purred in Emily's lap.
"Come on then" Cathal held out his hand to her and they walked to the car.
"Cathal your arms are gonna break"
"Two trips... are for pussies!" He panted as his hands went white under the strain of the bags.
"No seriously, you'll do your back in, let me take a few"
"I'm good, just open the door" Megan pushed the door open and let cathal dump the bags in the hall. There was a sort of distant sniffling noise, like someone crying. And the low sound of the TV from the living room. Megan cautiously peered around the door and almost choked laughing.
'The Notebook' was playing on the TV and Emily was sat in a mountain of tissues, slowly eating Reese's Peanut buttercups as tears dribbled down her cheeks. Steven was precariously balanced on the arm of the sofa licking her eyelashes, and every time she batted him away, he would come back and resume cleaning her face.
Cathal walked in and picked Steven up, cuddling him in. "You ok there Em?" He laughed as she nodded slowly, "We were only gone an hour!" Megan started to pick up the tissues,
"I know!" Emily wailed and turned the tv off, Megan came over and gave her a hug whilst Cathal emptied Steven's food into his bowl. "Do you guys want a cup of tea?" He asked, both nodded and they changed the TV to something else, spending the evening playing with the cat.