They walked down Oxford Street amongst the usual cosmopolitan crowd but any close observer would have been seen them as being ill matched. More
Linda Holmes was a tall, dark haired, reasonably attractive, thirty two year old woman, modestly but quite expensively dressed. Her companion, Jake Hill, barely looked his twenty years and was garishly clad in purple jeans, beige shirt and green cotton jacket that hung loosely from his shoulders. He had a rather pinched face with a sharply pointed jaw line and short cut, thinning hair. He affected designer stubble that was not very effective, given his somewhat immature features. A further difference showed in the way they comported themselves. He literally swaggered, his eyes meeting those of the many pretty girls passing by in an overtly challenging manner; she seemed extremely nervous, occasionally glancing at him with a shy smile but mostly looking straight ahead.