As Rose laughed loudly and placed a paper crown on her head from out of her cracker, she happened to glance down the table and caught Leo looking at her.
Rose quickly looking down, grinning at her plate. She felt so aware of him. She could still feel his eyes, she concentrated hard on the plate. It was daft but it made her feel wonderfully happy just because he winked at her.
“What are you smirking at?” Alex leaned over to examine the plate she had been staring at.
“I’m not smirking!” She replied still trying not to look at Leo.
“Yes you are, like the cat that stole the cream.” Jack joined in from across the table.
“Oh don’t be ridiculous!” She really didn’t want to draw any more attention to herself. Bloody Leo. Perhaps she could get him back later somehow.
At that moment the new kitten caused a distraction by jumping on the table to try and catch a spinning top.
Bending her head once more to her food she allowed her hair to swing in front of her face disguising her expression as she began to smile again.