Puck watched Tess break up the icy steak fries on the cookie sheet and slide them into the hot oven.
"You sure you're all right?" He squinted as if this had to be the worst day ever for her. Seeing Dax at a City employee Christmas party. "Did you say anything?"
"Of course not." She was angry that she'd even ask that. "I have nothing to say to him."
"Of course, you don't." He sucked in a breath as he crossed his arms. This was not exactly what he wanted to hear about Christmas. He didn't want to worry, but he did. How could he fix this? Was he even suppose too?
"We should do some Christmas shopping, you know." He then suggested.
"Why?" She looked as if she didn't want to have a thing to do with the holidays.
"You can't let him get to you. You have to go on with things." He tried to smile, but she looked so tired. "I'll call Sal, see if they want to meet up with us after supper." Maybe she didn't want to be alone with him. Maybe that was the problem. They needed to have a party. They needed to keep happy. Think positive.
"I don't care." She went through the motions as she got out the frozen burger patties. He put his arm around her then, as if he might be aiming for a kiss, but it landed in the middle of her forehead.