Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. This week 8 from The Glass Knot, my m/m/f novel set in The Cotswolds. Laura and Josh have just had a clandestine liason in the barn but Josh is racked with guilt that he has betrayed his husband Nick. Laura can't help but listen to their argument...
It was then I heard voices, deep voices that were loud with outbursts of emotion.
I paused and glanced through the open kitchen window.
Josh and Nick were standing by the Aga. Josh was still bare chested though his skin and hair looked damp, as though he’d shot through the shower to remove physical evidence of me; it made me think of Lady Macbeth, obsessively washing her hands over and over after the murder of the king.
Nick wore a neat red polo shirt and an expression of both fury and agony.
“Nick, please just listen,” Josh pleaded.
“Why the hell should I?”
“Because I love you, you know I do, with all my heart I just—”
“Clearly you don’t love me, not enough anyway, not if you just fucked her.” Nick flung his hand to the ceiling as though indicating that I was upstairs.