From Double Exposure:
Josh pushed back his chair. He stood and shoved his hands in his pockets. “Do you mind if I don’t give you a lift home, Ange? I know I said I would but I need to be alone right now.”
“Of course not. I’ll catch the cable car. It’s not a problem.” She caught his arm when he started to walk away. “Phone me if you need to talk, okay? And there’s a spare bed at my place if you change your mind about being alone.”
“I will, thanks.” Josh walked away without looking back.
Ange sighed and sat down again. “Poor guy. I always thought he was hiding something but I never guessed it was that.” She turned to Ben. “And what the hell was all that about giving Cody the third degree about his accent? He’s good for Josh. He’s smiled more over the last few months than he has in years.”
“He makes my spidey sense tingle,” Ben admitted. “I’m not sure what’s up with him, but something is.”
“I was suspicious about Simon when you guys met, and I was totally off base.” Ange had gone all Lois Lane and researched Simon, then worried that Ben had hooked up with an axe murderer when the information she’d found didn’t add up. “Unless you have proof, let Josh have a bit of happiness before all this Human Destiny stuff explodes in his face. And ours.”
“Cody wasn’t being completely honest when Ben asked about his accent.” Simon didn’t sound convinced. “His heart sped up when he was talking about his family.”
“Everyone keeps secrets,” Ange reminded him, “and they usually have good reasons for it. We’re keeping a huge secret from him.”
“He’s human,” said Simon.
“So are Ben and I. So?” Ange shrugged. “And as for keeping secrets, you guys have downplayed a lot of shit over the past six years. Some of it you haven’t mentioned at all. Neither of you are good liars when it comes to something happening to either of you.”