We sat glowering over our glasses at each other. A muscle twitched in his jaw and he was holding his glass so tightly I thought it would explode in his hand.
Sarah returned from the Ladies’ and took her seat between us. There were the beginnings of a smile on her lips and I guessed something funny had just happened.
“You’ll never believe what happened,” she gushed. “I was going…”
She looked from me to him and the words died in her throat. There was uncomfortable silence around the table.
“Lighten up guys,” she prodded. The smile had returned to her face but I could see it was forced.
Henry got abruptly to his feet and fetched his coat. He left without saying a word.
“He doesn’t like you,” she said, her face downcast. “I tried.”
“I know,” I replied, the tension going out of my face and shoulders. “Brothers are like that.”