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"Good job today," Neil said to Claire as they were sat at their table in a fancy restaurant that was a block away from Neil's house.

"I'm pretty sure it was mostly your idea but thank you for the compliment," Claire replied.

"You know I couldn't have done as well without you by my side," he smiled at her.

"Yeah, I know, you'd be lost without me," she joked.

"You know, I'm known for my big ego but I think it might be rubbing off on you," he teased back.

"Just make sure mine never gets as bad as yours," she laughed.

"I'll be sure to let you know if your ego grows larger than mine," he told her, "although right now you're not too far off," he commented and she rolled her eyes at him.

"You're lucky I love you," she said.

"I am," he agreed, "I am so lucky it is unbelievable," he smiled at her before grabbing her hand, "oh and I love you too," he winked at her and she grinned. Her grin soon fell from her face though as she looked over to the door. Neil followed her line of sight and pulled his hand away from hers as he saw Marcus and his wife walking through the restaurant. Marcus had clearly seen them by the way he nodded to the two as he and Isobel were led past their table to one of their own across the room.

"Do you think he's gonna tell Glassman?" Claire asked.

"I'm not sure," Neil replied, "but there's nothing we can do right now except for enjoy our night," he smiled at her before taking her hand again. She smiled back at him but he could tell she was still worried.












 Later that evening, The restaurant started getting busier and when Marcus couldn't get a hold of a waiter, he decided to go straight to the bar to grab a drink. As he stood there waiting for his drinks to be poured, Neil stepped up beside him and leant forward onto the bar. They stayed like that in silence before Neil spoke.

"Dr Andrews," he said.

"Dr Melendez," Marcus replied.

"I see you and Isobel are enjoying a nice meal."

"I see you and Dr Browne are as well," Marcus said.

"Yeah about that-" Neil started, turning to face the older man.

"You want to know if I'm going to say anything back at the hospital," he cut in, also turning to face Neil.

"Yeah," Neil replied.

"I won't say anything," he said and Neil sighed, "because everyone knows already, we were just seeing how long it would take before you told anyone."

"Wait, what?" 

"There's even a betting pool," he told the younger man.

"Why am I not surprised?" Neil chuckled. Marcus picked up his drinks off of the bar and went to go back to his wife.

"I'm happy for you both Neil," he smiled at him before walking back to his table. Neil headed back over to Claire and sat down opposite her.

"So how'd that go?" She asked.

"Apparently we haven't been as subtle about this as we thought," he chuckled.

"He already knew?" 

"Everybody does from what he told me," Neil replied and Claire looked at him in suprise, "relax, I'm sure if they were going to fire us they would have by now if everybody knows."

"That's reassuring," she replied and he smiled at her. He took her hand a brought it up to his mouth before kissing it.

"C'mon, let's get out of here," he said, "if everyone already knows then I'm sure it won't matter if Dr Andrews sees you go home with me," he winked at her and she grinned before standing and quickly following him out of the restaurant.