Rosina ran up the stairs then into the bedroom she undressed quickly and climbed into the shower with Jim who was washing his hair when he felt Rosina touch him.
“He turned towards her and pulled her to him and they made love in the shower.
Her slim body wrapped around him as he kissed and caressed her.’
She cried out in passion as their love making intensified and she climaxed.’
Jim wasn’t long after her and they stood together under the shower kissing.’
Then Jim stepped out and dried himself and put on a light blue Levi denim shirt and black flared trousers he combed his hair then told Rosina to hurry as they would be late. Dawn was already waiting down stairs for her father and Rosina who was now drying her hair.’
It was some twenty minutes before Rosina came down wearing a tight pair of white flared trousers and a black silk blouse. She was wearing the earrings that Dawn had bought and her hair was pushed up in a sixties style beehive.
Wow darling you look super. They all put their shoes on at the door then headed out to Jims car.
“What time is it?’
“Twenty past seven; we are going to be late.’
“Your father knows you by now Rosina you are always late.’
Jim started the engine after Dawn got in the back and they took off at speed and drove into Whitley bay to Ilforno’s.’
They got there at seven thirty five and Rosina went to see her father in the kitchen and asked if she could help out her younger brother Andrea was getting the table ready as customers were starting to come in and orders were being taken. Rosina served the customers wine and beer then helped to cook and serve quick pasta dishes that didn’t take long because the spaghetti sauce was made already and a tomato puree for the pizza base once all the meals were served the two Italian waitresses took over and her papa sat down to eat with the rest of the family. Paulo’s mother and father were introduced to Dawn who they had never met and then her brother.’
Finally Rosina introduced him to her father.
“Ciao Signor Conti; come sta.’
“Bene Grazie e lei
“Come si chiama
“Mi chiamo Dawn Laws Hart.
“Laws Hart her father asked looking at Dawn more closely now.’
“Scusi was your mother Doreen Laws Hart?’
“My adopted mother yes signor; she died a month ago.’
Paulo Conti excused himself then went into the toilet where he broke down and cried.’
“Is papa alright.’
“He went to the toilet said Andrea.’
Paulo composed himself; he washed his face then dried it with the towel then came back out again.’
Scusi Dawn, I knew your mother very well; she was a wonderful woman.’
“We met on a cooking course some years ago in Tuscany.’
Paulo now knew why she had been avoiding his calls.’
“She and my father loved there cooking courses. “ They took me once or twice to both France and Italy.’
Was your mother ill?’
“No Signor, she died of a heart attack.’ It was very sudden.’