After most recordings Hugh asks Russell to go for drinks. They have a couple of pints and afterwards they go to a hotel room and make love in the dark.
When he hears Russell’s voice whisper his name, to Hugh it feels like a punch in the stomach.
But later, when they lie in bed, he puts his arm around Russell, kisses his hair and falls asleep smiling, comforted by a welcome illusion.
Because between the sheets in the silent darkness, all bodies feel the same and Hugh can forget that Russell isn’t Frankie and that Frankie doesn’t love him.