Chapter 1 – Extract 14 from The Paradise Induction!
She continued to smile through her eyes and returned to the romantic comedy Chris could see she was watching on her screen.
“Really really sorry ‘bout this,” said Eadie who returned, accompanied by a member of the cabin crew—a slim woman in her forties with a profuse amount of makeup and perfume. Darren trudged behind with his head down and his face bright red.
“Excuse me sir,” said the cabin staff member. “Can I just get in there?”
“Sure,” said Chris as he stepped back, seeing she had a sponge and small bucket of soap water in her hands.
Chris scanned the plane again.
He caught sight of a guy digging deep in his nose; an individual who was clearly using the vicious distraction to indulge his habits with great gratification.
Chris threw his hearing across to a couple; a man whose eyes had dark shadows underneath and a woman whose forehead vein was showing.
“Sure,” replied the man; the age forty-eight flashed in Chris’ mind. He could have been older, but good genes must have maintained his youthful visage.
“You’ve got to be healthy,” said the petite, tanned blond woman who appeared considerably younger, but gave the impression that stress was ageing her. “Think about Eric. He’s your partner.
Same age as you and keeping himself fit and strong. You better play when we get there. You promised.”
Chris smiled and continued to listen.