Brian loved his mother-in-law; looking after her kept his marriage to Sheila on steady ground. Yet it seemed to Brian that once Edna died he and Sheila would have little in common. Indeed, he suspected that Sheila had found a lover.
A steady stream of suitors passed before Brian’s eyes. Somewhere beyond these imaginings, Jennifer and her son Sam were hidden from view as they took the zebra crossing in Brian’s path.