They have disappeared – no sign of them last Friday or on Monday this week.
We did notice them checking names from a list last week. Maybe it was a guest list. Maybe they got married at the weekend and they are off on honeymoon on some far away exotic island. Won’t it be great if they turn up again, tanned and happy, arriving at the café and leaving together, pouring over proofs of the photos of their big day? I can just imagine the scene, she in a simple, long ivory lace dress with flowers in her hair to match the delicate spray in her hand. And Edward by her side, proud and handsome in cravat and tail coat, pale grey I think. Two beautiful bridesmaids stand on their left, his daughter and her best friend and a tall dark young man, in tails matching his new step-father, on the right.
Or maybe one of them is on holiday.