He stood staring at the tall girl wearing a light blue suit. She was slim like what you would expect from an Olympic athlete. Her hair was dark and tied in a plait at the back. She turned to see Jim walking towards her. He had buttoned his shirt and pulled up his tie as he strode towards the girl.
She was even more beautiful close up; her face was soft, and her lips were full, her eyes a startling blue colour, not dark blue, more like the colour of sapphires.
“Hello James said Selene in her French accented English, she kissed him on both cheeks which took him by surprise, and he blushed slightly.
“Did you get an earlier train James?’
“No Miss Moreau I drove down in my car with my colleague, I am staying with him for a few days.
“That’ is good I will show you around London whilst you are here.’
“Miss Moreau I haven’t come here to sight see, I have come to…
“Relax James and please call me Selene.’
They walked out of the station and Jim opened the back door of his car so that she could get in. Rob nearly lost his eyes as he was introduced to the young lady.’
“Hello; my name is Robert Mason, but you can call me Rob.’
“I know you all as I have checked your files; you are the second oldest in the squad aren’t you?’
“Yes.’ but I’m the most experienced he added.’
“Well we shall see about that won’t we?’
“What do mean?’
“Hasn’t James told you Mr Mason; I am coming on this trip with you all to film the wrecks as part of the IUS research team.’
“No I’m sorry I wasn’t aware.’
“I was waiting to tell you all together when we got back Rob.’
“You were, were you, now listen James you know how the rest of the lads are about having a woman in tow.’
“Yes I know that but the IUS were going to pull the plug if we didn’t allow her to come and film the show.’
“Why are you so averse to having a woman on board?’
“Because the last time we had a woman on board she nearly got us all killed.’
“I am fully qualified Mr Mason; and I can take care of myself; don’t you worry about me.’ I am not like that other woman and yes, I read the report how you used a Malayan woman to escort you on a fishing boat in Singapore; during an operation that went wrong is that correct?’
“You are well informed Miss Moreau.’
“Yes; I know all about you Mr Mason.’
“Look can we just stick to business here said Jim, trying to cool down the situation.’
“Jim can you drive me home please.’
“Aren’t you coming to lunch with us?’
“I’m sure you and Miss Moreau here will get along just fine with out me.’
“Is it far from here?’
Bernard Park its about ten minutes drive from here; if you let me drive it would be quicker.’
“Jim and Rob got out and swapped seats then Rob drove away.’