• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 4e

    Boyd leans on the bar and wipes the sweat from his brow with the cuff of his sleeve. ‘Was that the best you could do?’ Ox says. ‘You know that saying “I’m a lover not a fighter”?’ Boyd asks. ‘Yeah.’ ‘I’m a sitter – well, most of the time, anyway.’ Prince appears and hands Boyd a Gallia. Boyd takes a gulp and turns just in time to see Joy leave a flabbergasted LeBeau in the middle of the dance floor. LeBeau frowns – the look of a man struggling to process something he’s never had to deal with: rebuke. Boyd can’t help smiling. Couldn’t happen to anybody better.Maybe it’ll teach…