“Go on ask him Horatio.”
“I cannot…you want this more than me…you ask.”
“He is more likely to accept if you ask him.”
“Well what do you expect when you shower naked in front of everyone? He is not blind…”
Surrendering to Archie as he always did in such matters. Horatio took a deep breath and went to greet Bush who was staring out to sea.
“Yes, Mr Hornblower?”
“Mr Kennedy and I were wondering if you would wish to join us tonight.”
“My pleasure, sir.”
Horatio’s heart speeded up and he realised this could be fun.